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Jasmin.com, A New Online Fragrance Retailer Launches Web Site - Site Specializes in Prestige Fine Fragrances

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 21:17 by Diane
Jasmin.com, A New Online Fragrance Retailer Launches Web Site -
Site Specializes in Prestige Fine Fragrances -


NEW CANAAN, Conn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Jasmin.com, a new
e-commerce retailer specializing in the sale of fragrances, has officially launched its site, announced Dale N. Dewey, president and CEO. The site's boutique will offer hundreds of prestige fragrances. The site will also feature a magazine dedicated to fragrances and the world's first online fragrance museum. "Our
site is designed to entertain, educate and inform consumers about
the world of fragrances and provide a convenient and enjoyable way to shop for fragrances online," said Dewey.
Jasmin.com promises to provide a wealth of information for
the perfume aficionado and the casual consumer alike. The Jasmin Museum, the first online fragrance museum, will be open for browsing with hundreds of vintage perfume bottles featured. Christie Mayer Lefkowith, noted author of The Art of Perfume and vintage perfume bottle expert, will serve as the curator of this unique online museum.
The Jasmin Magazine will include articles on fragrance and
feature exclusive interviews with fragrance industry experts, chat rooms, and information distributed via e-mail with news and reviews on new fragrance launches, products and the industry overall.
The Jasmin Boutique includes a proprietary database, developed in
conjunction with industry experts and perfumers, which will provide consumers with expert fragrance classifications and enable consumers to search for and cross-reference fragrances according to a wide range of criteria. "With hundreds of fragrances to choose from, selecting a fragrance for yourself or as a gift can be an intimidating process," stated Dewey. "We want to make it easier for consumers to choose their fragrances and also help educate them about the different types of fragrances available," Dewey added. Jasmin.com will feature many unusual and hard-to-find fragrances as well as many of the world's classics. It will also be the venue for exclusive
launches of new fragrances. Jasmin.com was chosen to be the exclusive
distribution outlet in the United States for the new BOSS Hugo Boss fragrance.
With the exception of the stand alone Hugo Boss shops nationwide,
BOSS Hugo Boss, the new men's fragrance from the Giorgio Beverly Hills
division of Procter & Gamble will only be available at Jasmin.com in 1999.
The Jasmin.com print advertising, which reflects the
sensuality of fragrances, was shot by renowned Italian fashion photographer Fabrizio Ferri and features a ballerina from La Scala. This ad will run concurrently with the BOSS Hugo Boss print advertising campaign in twenty-four different men's, women's and lifestyle magazines this fall.
Jasmin.com has received significant private financing for
this venture and has used part of the proceeds to develop a state-of-the-art e-commerce platform. The site will be powered by Interworld, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions. Interworld has built e-commerce solutions for major fashion retailers such as Brooks Brothers, Guess and American Eagle Outfitters.
Jasmin.com has also entered into an agreement with Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc., a specialty fragrance and cosmetic retailer, whereby Ulta will provide warehousing, distribution and fulfillment services to Jasmin.com. A separate agreement has also been made for Ulta Internet Holdings, Inc. to make a significant equity investment in Jasmin.com.



SOURCE Jasmin.com
Web Site: http://www.jasmin.com

Biolase Obtains FDA Clearances for New Diode Lasers

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 19:39 by Diane
Biolase Obtains FDA Clearances for New Diode Lasers

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Biolase Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLTI) announced that it has obtained clearances from the Food and Drug Administration to market TwiLite(TM) and HyLite(TM), its new advanced technology, light weight diode lasers, for a broad range of dental cosmetic and soft tissue procedures. Biolase will market and sell these new lasers
to dental practices in the U.S. through its direct sales force and
internationally through its growing distribution network.
Biolase also received clearances that include indications for use in ENT, Arthroscopy, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, GI/GU, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Pulmonary Surgery and Urology.
TwiLite(TM) is a high powered diode laser that will be marketed to
dentists worldwide to perform a wide range of soft tissue procedures.
General dental clearances consist of incision, excision, vaporization, ablation and coagulation of oral soft tissues. Specific procedures include pulpotomy as an adjunct to root canal therapy, crown lengthening, sucular debridement, pulpotomy, reduction of gingival hypertrophy, treatment of aptous ulcers, fibroma removal, frenectomy, gingivectomy, hemostasis and many other important procedures.
HyLite(TM) is designed to meet the strong demand for a cost effective laser to combat periodontal diseases. According to the American Dental Association (http://www.ada.org), "periodontal diseases are the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. They are well recognized by the dental profession, and increasingly by the public, to be a significant health problem.
Fortunately, with early detection and treatment, it is now possible for most people to retain their teeth for a lifetime. To achieve this goal, every oral examination should include an evaluation of the periodontium."
Biolase's clearances specifically include sucular debridement. Sucular debridement is the removal of diseased or inflamed soft tissue in the periodontal pockets to improve clinical indices including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss and tooth mobility.
TwiLite(TM) and HyLite(TM) are the most advanced diode lasers available. TwiLite(TM) is equipped with robust state-of-the-art features favored by dentists. These include a "Power-On-Demand" foot switch that allows users to quickly increase or decrease power levels while continuing the treatment.
TwiLite(TM) has the proprietary On-Board Fiber and Handpiece Management System that allows for convenient "Pick Up and Go with No Packup."
Jeffrey W. Jones, Biolase president and CEO, commented "Cosmetic and painless procedures represent the most profitable and fastest growing segment of the dental market. These two new products are key to our strategy to strengthen Biolase's position and market share in the cosmetic market." Jones added, "TwiLite(TM) and HyLite(TM) will also provide an important recurring revenue stream from the consumable fibers, handpieces and tips. The sale of the lasers and the consumables will allow Biolase to capitalize on our world
leadership in the hard tissue laser market, increase revenues and reach our goal of profitability more quickly."

Biolase Technology, Inc. (http://www.biolase.com) manufactures and
markets advanced dental, cosmetic, aesthetic and surgical products, including the LazerSmile tooth whitening system http://www.lazersmile.com), Hydrokinetic(TM)
surgical cutting systems, and other advanced laser and non-laser based
products for the professional and home consumer market. The company's
products incorporate patented and patent-pending technologies in the pursuit of painless surgery (http://www.nopaindentistry.com).

The matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking
statements which are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the effect of actions of third parties, including governmental officials, the timely development and acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. These forward-looking statements represent the Company's judgment as
of the date of this release. The Company disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


SOURCE Biolase Technology, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Jeffrey W. Jones, President and CEO of Biolase Technology,
San

Clemente, 949-361-1200; or L.B. Stauffer, Sr. VP, or Bill Gordon, Sr. VP of

Porter LeVay & Rose Inc., New York, 212-564-4700, for Biolase Technology/

Web Site: /http://www.lazersmile.com/

Web Site: /http://www.nopaindentistry.com/

Web Site: /http://www.biolase.com/

(BLTI)



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E-Commerce Company tpuppy.com Launches Multi-Platform Site to Tap Into $32 Billion Personal Care Market

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 19:33 by Diane
E-Commerce Company tpuppy.com Launches Multi-Platform Site to Tap Into
$32 Billion Personal Care Market;Top Team of Financial, Business, Technology, and Marketing Experts At the Helm

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- tpuppy.com, the latest multi-
platform addition to the e-commerce marketplace, announced the launch of its
first sites ("scenes"), beautyscene.com. The site, like the others to
follow,
offers global access to prestige products, as well as expert advice on the
products and other related consumer needs. The categorical-and audience-
focused web sites are being developed based on continuing in-depth analysis
of
consumer preference data. The company is dedicated to user friendly
technology, well-managed distribution, and strong customer support.
The company was founded in 1998 by CEO and Board Chairman Tony Hamer,
former Head of Structured Derivatives Trading for the Chase Manhattan Bank
and
manager of one of the Bank's largest trading portfolios and Deborah Rennie-
Walker, president, and former President of New York-based Hudson-Williams, a
systems integration firm.
tpuppy.com's Board of Directors includes: Tony Hamer, Chairman and CEO;
Deborah Rennie-Walker, President; Naomi Berg, Vice President for Strategic
Development; and outside Directors Stuart Moldaw, Chairman of Gymboree with
more than 50 years of experience in specialty retailing; Curt Sharp, Vice
President for Original Programming for Digital Entertainment Network and
former Disney and MTV executive; and Karen Dempsey, Lead Counsel and Partner
in the law firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro.
tpuppy.com and its sites will offer consumers a "boutique" atmosphere
that
harnesses the power of the technology, site design, content and
functionality
with the highest standards for customer support. To implement this concept,
tpuppy.com has assembled a deep bench of top talent to pioneer the most
sophisticated marketing approach to the sale of upscale consumer products on
the Internet. In addition to beautyscene.com, future tpuppy.com scene sites
targeting related audiences and offering the best qualities of both online
and
traditional shopping will include: babyscene, fashionscene, travelscene, and
gourmetscene.
tpuppy.com has already raised over $4 million through angel financing
and,
for the first time, is approaching venture capital community to raise
additional funds to support the launch of its various sites.
"The globalization of the world's economy offers consumers more
choices,"
said Tony Hamer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Such a wealth of
choices in goods, services, and information can be overwhelming without an
understanding of core consumer preferences and interests. tpuppy.com's
sites
satisfy these consumer needs through data analysis and exceptional
intra-site
product and service breadth and depth.tpuppy.com is dedicated to the
following
underlying fundamentals to ensure its success in the e-commerce market:

* Create a manageable and engaging on-line shopping experience;
* Ensure a highly personalized visit (focus on filtering technology as
opposed to search technology);
* Provide beneficial editorial content from the most well-respected
authorities in the industry; and
* Develop and maintain excellent relationships with customers, vendors
and strategic partners.

beautyscene.com: a tpuppy.com production

The first tpuppy.com site to launch is beautyscene.com, tapping into the
$32 billion personal care market. The site is dedicated to providing women
with the highest quality beauty and personal care products and expert advice
available. beautyscene.com is the first online service to offer a full-
service beauty solution integrating value-added content with interactive,
customizable commerce.
beautyscene.com features more than 40 brands and hundreds of products in
a
variety of categories, including skin care, color cosmetics, hair care,
fragrances, health supplements and men's products. In addition to
personalized
and customer-oriented ordering options, the site will offer reliable news,
information, and advice from the industry's leading beauty and health
authorities, including Editor-in-Chief Jean Godfrey-June, former Beauty and
Fitness Director at Elle magazine.
The beautyscene.com site was developed in collaboration with some of the
country's best web site designers, architects, and developers, including
Razorfish, Open Market, NetPerceptions, and Vignette. Online and offline
marketing and strategic responsibilities are supervised and executed by New
York-based frierson mee + kraft and Osgood O'Donnell and Walsh, San
Francisco-
based Lot21, Washington D.C.-based The Widmeyer-Baker Group, and Silicon
Valley-based Gwen Francis Design Group.


SOURCE tpuppy.com

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/CONTACT: Jessica Green, Public Relations Director, of tpuppy.com,

212-475-1007 or jgreen@tpuppy.com or Heather Hopkins, of The Widmeyer-Baker

Group 212-252-0490 ext. 202 or heatherh@twbg.com/

Web Site: /http://www.twbg.com/

http://beautyscene.com/



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beautyscene.com to Become a Sponsor on Women.com Networks

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 19:31 by Diane
Placement on Women.com Site Will Bolster beautyscene.com's Position
As Leading Site for Beauty Advice, Information and Products

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- beautyscene.com, the online source
for
prestige beauty products, advice and trends, and Women.com Networks, Inc., a
leading Internet destination for Women, today announced that
beautyscene.com's
beauty advice, information and products will be widely featured in an
integrated program throughout the Women.com network. This strategic
one-year
partnership will strengthen beautyscene.com's presence among millions of
wired
women as the ultimate resource for easy access to top quality beauty advice
and products.
Through this agreement, beautyscene.com's banners and promotions will be
prominently featured throughout the Women.com network including Women.com's
select magazine links. beautyscene.com will sponsor NewWoman.com's popular
Beauty and Fashion sites "Beauty Consultant" and "Virtual Stylist" and place
promotions on Cosmopolitan online with an exclusive placement on its "Cosmo
Dare" site.
"Women.com is one of the leading networks for women on the Internet,"
said
Deborah Rennie-Walker, president of tpuppy.com, parent company of
beautyscene.com. "We are pleased to partner with Women.com because of our
shared demographic and the opportunity to employ a 'beyond the banner'
advertising and branding campaign with integrated sponsorship and special
promotions."
"beautyscene.com is an exciting addition to the Women.com network," said
Gina Garrubbo, executive vice president, sales, Women.com Networks. "Access
to beautyscene.com's trend-setting news, personalized shopping, and advice
from the industry's leading beauty and health authorities truly enhances the
online experience for our visitors."

Partnership Highlights Within the Women.com Network
* beautyscene.com will have exclusive sponsorship of "Cosmo Dare," a
monthly contest in which readers are asked to "take a dare" and write
back to tell about it.
* beautyscene.com will sponsor NewWoman.com's "Beauty Consultant," an
interactive Q&A where women can find answers about specific beauty
products and challenges.
* beautyscene.com will co-sponsor NewWoman.com's "Virtual Stylist," an
interactive guide that helps women "dress the part" for virtually any
occasion.
* beautyscene.com will also host a special beauty chat session;
sponsor a feature on New Year's resolutions and feature promotions
during Valentine's Day on the Women.com network.

About beautyscene.com
beautyscene.com features prestige skin care, color cosmetics, hair care,
fragrances, health supplements, and men's products. In addition to the
capability to shop online, trend-setting news, up-to-the-minute information,
personalized shopping, and advice from the industry's leading beauty and
health authorities are available on the site.
The site features contributions from influential beauty and wellness
experts to provide consumers with the latest news, tips and trends in the
online beauty magazine section of the site-beautyzine, headed by
Jean Godfrey-June, former beauty and fitness director of Elle. The
editorial
board includes a star-studded cast of experts in the health, beauty and
wellness market including Helen Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan, Stephen Gan of
Visionaire and V, Patrick Demarchelier of Harper's Bazaar, and NYU plastic
surgeon Dr. Sherrell Aston.
beautyscene.com is part of tpuppy.com -- an e-commerce production house
dedicated to launching upscale lifestyle-focused sites. The company has
headquarters in San Francisco and New York. For more information, please
visit the web site at http://www.tpuppy.com.

About Women.com Networks
Women.com (http://www.women.com) is a leading Internet network dedicated
to
women, featuring award-winning original content, personalized services,
community and online shopping. The network is comprised of more than
90,000 pages of content organized into 20 topical channels, including
career,
entertainment, family, health, home, horoscopes, technology and Internet,
and
pregnancy. Women.com also offers extensive membership services and
benefits,
including personalized content, personal home pages, e-mail, and access to
community forums and clubs. In addition, the company enjoys strategic
relationships with The Hearst Corporation and Rodale Press, Inc., allowing
Women.com exclusive distribution of 13 of the world's leading women's
magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Prevention and
Redbook.


SOURCE beautyscene.com

-0- 09/27/1999

/CONTACT: Jessica Green, Public Relations Director of beautyscene.com,

212-475-1007, or jgreen@tpuppy.com; or Heather Hopkins of The Widmeyer-Baker

Group, 212-252-0490, ext. 202, or heatherh@twbg.com, for beautyscene.com/

Web Site: /http://www.beautyscene.com

http://www.tpuppy.com

http://www.women.com/



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Ultima II Finds Women Over 45 Optimistic About the Future as the Millennium Approaches

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:52 by Diane
NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2000, more than fifty
million women will be 45+. And these women are optimistic about the future, in part because they've already learned the biggest lessons of all: Family and friends come first, balance in life is everything and beauty goes far beyond mere physical perfection.
According to a nationwide survey sponsored by Ultima II, a prestige line of cosmetics and treatment products specifically geared toward the needs of women 45+, 73% of women agree that spending more time with their family is an "extremely important" goal for the new year. Interestingly, only
20% want to put more focus on their career.
"It's not that their careers aren't important to these women," according to therapist, career counselor and New York Times best-selling author, Barbara Sher. "It's more that they are comfortable with their commitments to work and want to tip the scales in favor of their family in the new year. It's a healthier attitude toward prioritizing."

Additional survey findings:

* Defining Fulfillment: Looking young is not considered important by a majority of women (56% not important). However, 96% agree that being young-at-heart is an important part of defining their
happiness and fulfillment.
* Trying New Things: Women 45+ are not afraid to try new things such as tackling a new accomplishment (70% willing) or going back to school (60% willing).
* Approach to the Millennium: These women are looking forward to the new year and see it as "full of possibilities and opportunities for adventure" (94% agree) and they plan to "make the most of it" (91% agree).
* Attitudes and Opinions: Women 45+ disagree with many of the stereotypes that have been perpetuated by society over the years. Speaking from personal experience, 93% of women disagree with the idea
that "it's all downhill after 30" and 83% disagree that "after 40, your life is pretty well set and not open to too much change."
Note: For the purposes of this study, women between the ages of 45 and 65 have been defined as women 45+
Ultima II commissioned Global Strategy Group to conduct a Nationwide survey of 400 women between the ages of 45 and 65, a powerful and growing demographic. The survey draws national attention to the current state of mind of these influential women. The net result? 45+ women are in a state of transition, not a decline. The survey found that when it comes to their looks, women 45+ aren't complaining. Nearly two-thirds (64%) agree that a woman isn't her most beautiful until she's at least in her 30's. And over 40% feel that they look better now than at any other point in their lives. "Beauty. It sounds frivolous and lightweight compared to the great issues in life, but at midlife it can muscle its way right into the center of our consciousness," says Sher. But the good news from the survey is that while many women
45+ agree that their looks may not be what they once were. Their outlook on life and who they have become is more important. They are still concerned with their appearance and make an effort to look the best they can, but they no longer obsess over every flaw (94% agree).
"As a 49 year old Baby Boomer, I very much agree," says actress, singer, mom and Ultima II spokesperson, Cybill Shepherd. "When I was much younger and just about as beautiful as I was ever going to be, I wasn't nearly as comfortable with myself as I am now. Life's experiences have
made me stronger...made me who I am today. My wrinkles are my badges of honor."

Additional survey findings regarding appearance:

* Weight: Some things never change. If women could magically change one thing about their appearance, they would change their weight. 55% agree that they would "magically" change their weight versus 6% saying wrinkles and 4% saying sagging skin.

* Comfort vs. Fashion: 45% of women surveyed say there is "not a chance in a million" that they would "wear unflattering clothing out in public for the sake of comfort."

* Makeup: 39% of women surveyed refuse to go out for a "big night on the town without makeup on." In fact, twice as many women chose lipstick to be the one "essential" beauty item that they would not
leave home without putting on as compared to the next closest choice, moisturizer (33% vs. 14%).

* Eyes are windows to the soul: Eyes were selected as the one feature that defined women's personal beauty, both when they were in their twenties as well as now when they are 45+.

Ultima II is an internationally known brand of Revlon Consumer Products and includes such innovative product lines as Glowtion, Brighten Up, Tighten Up, Wonderwear, Beautiful Nutrient and Vital Radiance.

For complete survey results, call contacts.
Note: For the purposes of this study, women between the ages
of 45 and 65 have been defined as women 45+.



SOURCE Revlon Inc.
Web Site: http://www.revlon.com

Avon Encourages Women to 'Make the Promise' and Commit to Breast Cancer

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:43 by Diane
Awareness With Online Campaign

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. announces the launch of its "Make the Promise" internet campaign, an online program that encourages women to take the steps toward breast cancer early detection and to urge friends and family to make breast health a top priority. "Make the Promise" employs internet technology to break down the barriers that often exist between women and the life-saving message of early detection -- barriers such as fear and not knowing whom to ask for advice. The unique "Make the Promise" program is the newest component of the Avon Breast Cancer Awareness
Crusade and can be accessed through the Crusade website, http://www.avoncrusade.com.
"Avon has supported women's empowerment since the company's founding in 1886," said Patricia Sterling, Manager, Avon Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade.
"'Make the Promise' combines internet technology with Avon's global
woman-to-woman network, giving women an easy yet dramatic tool to help them take ownership of their own breast health and to help friends and loved ones do so as well."
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the United States and early detection offers the best chance for successful treatment. Both its cause and the means for its cure remain undiscovered. In 1999, 175,000 new cases of female invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed, and 43,300 women will die from the disease.
"Make the Promise" Pledge
"Make the Promise" uses a simple and accessible online message to
encourage women to take care of their breast health and follow the three recommendations to increase the likelihood of breast cancer early detection: a yearly mammogram beginning at age 40 (or as appropriate for family history); yearly clinical breast exam beginning at age 20; monthly breast self-exam beginning at age 20.
Starting September 28, and continuing through December 31, women who click onto the Avon Crusade website are invited to "make the promise" to follow the recommended steps for breast cancer early detection. They simply enter their name and e-mail address, read the pledge information, and click the "submit" button to send their online pledge. Women who "make the promise" are given the opportunity to send a personalized e-mail reminder to others -- sisters, mothers, friends -- to follow the three steps for breast cancer early detection and commit to better breast health. These women, in turn, can send personalized e-mail reminders to additional women, increasing the network of women across the country and around the world who receive the vital early detection message.

Fund Breaks Barriers Blocking Women's Health
"Make the Promise" is just one activity of the Avon Breast Cancer
Awareness Crusade, a U.S. initiative founded in 1993 by Avon Products, Inc. The Crusade's mission is to provide more women, particularly those who are medically underserved, with information about breast cancer and with direct access to early detection screening services. This is achieved by awarding grants through the Avon Products Foundation, Inc. to non-profit community-based breast health programs. These programs educate women, especially minority, elderly, and economically disadvantaged women, about the
importance of early detection, and refer them to mammograms and clinical breast exams at little or no cost.
The Crusade is the largest corporate supporter of breast health programs in the U.S.: more than $37 million has been raised to date by the Crusade. These funds are raised through the sale of unique pink ribbon products, which are available through Avon Sales Representatives and on the website http://www.avoncrusade.com, and through a series of dramatic fundraising events called the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Days.
In addition to programs in the U.S., the Avon Worldwide Fund for Women's Health supports programs for breast cancer and other women's health issues in 30 countries around the world. Some $65 million has been raised by the Fund, which supports programs in countries as diverse as Poland, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia, Mexico and Japan.
Avon is the world's leading direct seller of beauty and related
products, with $5.2 billion in annual revenues. Avon is the company for women, and has more women in management positions (86%) than any other Fortune 500 company. Seventeen of Avon's 54 officers (32%) are women, and four women sit on Avon's board of directors. Avon markets to women in 135 countries through 2.8 million independent sales representatives, including nearly 500,000 in the U.S. Avon product lines include such recognizable brands as Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Avon Color, Far Away, Rare Gold, Millennia and Avon Skin Care, and Women of Earth. Avon also markets an extensive line of fashion jewelry,
apparel, gifts and collectibles. More information can be found on the
company's award winning website http://www.avon.com.


SOURCE Avon Products, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Susan Heaney, 212-282-7107, or Tracey Warshaw,

212-282-7106, both of Avon Products, Inc.; or Elisia Greiner

of Porter Novelli, 212-601-8083, for Avon Products, Inc./

Web Site: /http://www.avon.com/

Web Site: /http://www.avoncrusade.com/



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Sephora.com Names Andrea Pomerantz Lustig Vice President, Editor-in-Chief - Formerly Headed Beauty & Fitness Coverage for Cosmopolitan Magazine

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:39 by Diane
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sephora.com, the
e-commerce arm of the revolutionary Paris-based beauty and cosmetics store Sephora, today announced the appointment of Andrea Pomerantz Lustig as Vice President, Editor-in-Chief. In this capacity, Ms. Pomerantz Lustig will direct and provide content for the site, positioning Sephora.com as the leading source for cosmetic,
fragrance and well-being features, stories, and product information on the web.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Pomerantz Lustig spent nine
years with Cosmopolitan Magazine as Beauty and Fitness Director, where under her tenure the beauty coverage of the magazine doubled. Women's Wear Daily recently described Ms. Pomerantz Lustig as having "turned Cosmopolitan into a formidable player in the beauty industry." (8/21/99) Before joining Cosmopolitan, Ms. Pomerantz Lustig held positions at Glamour and Mademoiselle magazines and CBS News. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts.
Jim Kenney, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Sephora.com
said, "We are delighted to have Andrea join our management team. Andrea brings a broad depth of knowledge and expertise of the beauty and cosmetics industries, and is an ideal candidate to oversee the Sephora.com website. At Cosmopolitan Andrea reached over thirteen million readers per month, giving her significant insight into the interests and desires of women across the world. Her leadership will contribute significantly to the establishment of Sephora.com as the on-line leader in beauty and cosmetics."
Ms. Pomerantz Lustig commented, "I am very excited to have
the opportunity to combine my experience in the fashion and beauty world with the creative possibilities of Sephora.com. It will be my goal to make the site as innovative, fun and hip as the Sephora stores themselves, using the technology of the Internet to redefine the beauty world."
It was also recently announced that Ms. Pomerantz Lustig will
be a contributing editor at Self Magazine, where she will write a
monthly column.
The establishment of Sephora.com represents a major development of
Sephora's innovative fragrance, cosmetics and well-being product
retailing concept. The company's interactive e-commerce site will be the preeminent address for beauty on the Internet, establishing itself as the leading source on the web for cosmetic, fragrance and well-being features, stories, and product information. The website's launch on October 14 will coincide with the opening of Sephora's 21,000 square foot flagship store at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Sephora is one of the largest fragrance and cosmetic retailers in Europe. Currently Sephora operates 104 stores in France and Europe, 33 stores in the U.S., and is continuing its aggressive expansion plan globally, with 50 stores planned in the U.S. by the end of 1999. Sephora.com Inc. and Sephora USA LLC are units of the Selective Distribution Group of Paris based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuiton, the world's leading luxury products group.


SOURCE Sephora.com Inc.

ibeauty Makes Its Online Presence Known

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:35 by Diane
NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive8, the
prominent interactive advertising agency, today announced teaming up with ibeauty, the premier beauty cyber superstore, to make shopping for beauty products and perfume online a more pleasurable experience.
Interactive8 will work with ibeauty in creating the online
media plan, media buy, online publicity and affiliate marketing programs to direct qualified traffic to the site. The billings are estimated at $2 million.
"It is our objective is to showcase ibeauty by devising a
media strategy to expand their brand awareness and develop an increased customer base." Says Chris Neuner, Director of Media Services of Interactive8. "Our media division prides itself on developing media plans that produce the greatest return on investment for our clients."
ibeauty.com, formerly The Fragrance Counter, is a pioneer in
the sale of prestige fragrances and cosmetics on the Internet. Beginning with a storefront on AOL in 1995, the company launched its
fragrancecounter.com Web site in 1997 and cosmeticscounter.com Web site in 1998. ibeauty currently sells a wide range of high-end brands including Calvin Klein, Versace, Elizabeth Arden, Liz Claiborne, Jean Patou and Escada.
Interactive8 is one of New York's most prominent full-service
interactive advertising agencies. To better serve their clients Interactive8 expanded their services to include divisions specializing in Online Media Promotion (REL8), Ethnic Marketing (TPI) and concurrently opened a San Francisco office. Known for developing highly creative online active branding and ebusiness
development, Interactive8 has produced award-winning strategic
marketing plans, Web sites and media campaigns for some of the world's most prestigious companies, including A&E Television Networks, AT&T, De Beers, M&M/Mars, Maybelline, The New York Times, Vibe/Spin Ventures and World Wrestling Federation.



SOURCE Interactive8, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.interactive8.com

The Launch of Pariscosmetics.com: Paris at Your Fingertips!

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:31 by Diane
SEATTLE, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pariscosmetics.com has
opened its doors on the Web. The launch of Pariscosmetics.com makes French fragrances and beauty products available to everyone.
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Exclusive French Fragrances and beauty products, previously
unavailable in most areas, are now available to everyone. Pariscosmetics.com's state of the art transaction process combines the speed and convenience of the Internet, with the personalization of old fashioned customer service.
Brands offered include Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and
Guerlain. Pariscosmetics.com's inventory also includes hard to find items; such as "Cabochard" by Gres, "Michelle" by Balenciaga and "Je Reviens" by Worth. Pariscosmetics.com's exclusive French treatment lines include Vichy skincare, Klorane haircare, and Mustela for children. "If we don't have it, we'll find it for you." Special and custom orders are welcome and all products are elegantly wrapped before shipping. Pariscosmetics.com is constantly expanding its inventory by bringing in exclusive, hard to find cosmetic lines.
Pariscosmetics.com's customer registry will keep all clients up-to-date on the latest additions and special offers. Pariscosmetics.com is comprised of professional women, with combined experience of over 30 years in the beauty and skincare industry.
"We want to help you find what you want." Pariscosmetics.com's goal is to bring elegant products of outstanding quality to the world -- to be the branded source for such premium products, providing value via the Internet. Excellent service and unparalleled support are Pariscosmetics.com's prime objectives. "We chose the Internet to make it easier to meet your needs..."
Pariscosmetics.com. http://www.Pariscosmetics.com .



SOURCE Pariscosmetics.com
Web Site: http://www.Pariscosmetics.com
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eve.com Launches Beauty Hotline; Announces 100 Brands

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:28 by Diane
Customers Send in Their Photograph for a Consultation From
Beauty Advisors

Leading Cosmetics E-Tailer Now Carries 100 Prestige
Brands

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- eve.com, the online
destination offering the finest brands in beauty since this spring, today announced it has reached a significant milestone: the retailer has signed up over 100 prestige cosmetics brands to distribute through its site, for a total of over 5,000 SKUs. eve.com's selection ranges from classic cosmetics companies to hip new lines, from Elizabeth Arden to BeneFit. To help customers choose from among
the 100 brands, eve.com also announced today the launch of its Beauty Hotline, a first-of-its-kind beauty consultation service.
To use the Beauty Hotline, a customer sends her photograph
and pressing questions to eve.com via e-mail or standard mail. Then, she calls in to receive a free one-on-one telephone consultation with a trained eve.com beauty advisor. The advisor pulls up the her photo and, while looking at it, provides expert advice on the customer's beauty concerns as well as objective recommendations on her most suitable color cosmetics. eve.com's beauty advisors are on call seven days a week, 14 hours a day -- and are "brand-agnostic" and non-commissioned, ensuring objective advice. The advisors have past experience in makeup artistry and have been trained by
artists from numerous brands with whom eve.com has relationships.
"There's a need to put the human touch back into Internet
retailing. During our past several months of business, we have discovered that women are too busy to go to the department store for either their advice or their shopping," said Mariam Naficy, co-founder and co-president of eve.com. "Thousands of women have written to us for help and we're responding. Beauty Hotline is a private, personalized way for women to get the information they're looking for, wherever and whenever they want. It's an example of eve.com's substantial investment in customer service, and a way to help customers choose products from our 100 brands."
Registered users can send their photos to eve.com, 685 Market
Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, Calif. 94105, attention: Beauty
Advisor. Participants should include their name and e-mail address with the photo. Or send in the photo via e-mail to hotline@eve.com. For more information on Beauty Hotline, or to become a registered customer, go to http://www.eve.com.

About eve.com
eve.com has changed the way women everywhere shop for
cosmetics. It is the first company created exclusively to offer an array of prestige beauty products on the Web. Tailored to the rapidly growing audience of educated female Internet users, eve.com offers the most personalized shopping experience combined with advice from beauty experts in makeup, face and body treatments, fragrances, bath and aromatherapy products and cosmetics tools. eve.com is a member of the idealab! family, which includes successful Internet
commerce sites like eToys and CitySearch. Additional funding
comes from Menlo Ventures, backers of Hotmail and Infoseek; Charter Venture Capital, the venture capital firm behind WhoWhere; and Weiss, Peck and Greer, investors in eGreetings, DoubleClick and eMusic. Board members include Marleen McDaniel, CEO of Women.com, the largest online community of women.



SOURCE eve.com
Web Site: http://www.eve.com

GiftCertificates.com Signs Exclusive Partnership Agreement With Chanel

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:22 by Diane
NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- GiftCertificates.com, the leading E-tail provider of gift certificates, announced today an exclusive marketing agreement with CHANEL, the leading Parisian fashion house. CHANEL is the first Parisian designer to partner with GiftCertificates.com. The partnership is part of GiftCertificates.com's aggressive E-tail strategy aimed at providing a one-stop shop for consumers looking for the highest quality in consumer goods, fashion apparel, fine dining and travel.
"Beyond the significant opportunity to bring luxury fashion and accessory merchandise to GiftCertificates.com's visitors, the partnership enables us to establish our online fashion presence," said Barbara Cirkva, Senior Vice President of Fashion, CHANEL. "Time is crucial to the luxury goods consumer. We want to provide consumers with a choice of options, whether that is visiting our stores, calling our 800 number or shopping via the Internet. Our
partnership with GiftCertificates.com allows us to reach a vast online market and to provide 24-hour access for anyone wanting to purchase a CHANEL gift certificate online that can be used in any US CHANEL boutique."
Through its e-commerce website, GiftCertificates.com sells gift certificates for a diverse range of merchant partners including:
American Airlines, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts, Saks Fifth Avenue and The Sharper Image.
"CHANEL is one of the highest quality brands in the world," said Jonas Lee, CEO of GiftCertificates.com. "We are pleased to exclusively represent their brand online. Partnering with us ensures CHANEL will have premium visibility on the numerous high-traffic sites where we reside, such as our anchor tenancy on Shop@AOL, Shop@Compuserve and Shop@Netcenter, as well as a prominent spot on our new state-of-the-art website."
About CHANEL
CHANEL, one of the world's leading luxury companies, designs, manufactures and distributes all CHANEL products. The company markets a range of luxury products from Haute Couture (only in Paris), Ready-to-Wear, Accessories, Fragrances, Cosmetics, Le Temps CHANEL Fine Watches and CHANEL Fine Jewelry. CHANEL Inc. currently operates 16 freestanding Fashion Boutiques and nine Fine Jewelry in the United States and operates CHANEL Fashion and Fine Jewelry
Boutiques worldwide.

About GiftCertificates.com
GiftCertificates.com is a user-friendly e-commerce destination site that sells branded gift certificates for the nation's leading retailers, restaurants, and hotels, including: Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Bed Bath & Beyond, Brooks Brothers, CHANEL, Eddie Bauer, eToys, Joan & David, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Sharper Image, and many more. Customers can purchase elegantly packaged gift certificates sent via overnight and standard mail or electronic gift certificates sent via email. GiftCertificates.com also provides back-end services for retailers and e-tailers that outsource their gift certificate offerings.
GiftCertificates.com offers one-stop shopping for consumers and corporate customers who are purchasing gifts for a wide variety of individuals. Until now, gift certificate buyers have had to undergo a cumbersome process -- driving to a store, waiting in line to purchase a gift certificate, finding a greeting card, etc. GiftCertificates.com links the traditional "bricks & mortar" world with the virtual world of "click & order," while providing purchasers and recipients with unmatched choice, flexibility, and speed.
http://www.GiftCertificates.com/

Contact: Tom Harvey of Nadel Phelan, Inc., 831-439-5570, ext. 244, or tom@nadelphelan.com, for GiftCertificates.com; or Tom Davis of GiftCertificates.com, 212-465-2112, ext. 644, or tdavis@GiftCertificates.com;
or Anne Fahey of CHANEL, Inc., 212-715-4744.



SOURCE GiftCertificates.com
Web Site: http://www.GiftCertificates.com

Bringing a Bit of Hollywood to Women Everywhere ... eve.com to

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:19 by Diane
Bringing a Bit of Hollywood to Women Everywhere ... eve.com to
Offer LORAC


SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- eve.com, the online
destination created to offer a broad range of prestige beauty products on the Web, announced today that LORAC has joined its unparalleled brand line-up. The addition of LORAC -- innovative skincare and color cosmetics created for, named for and loved by Hollywood's hottest celebs, including Meg Ryan, Demi Moore, Nicole Kidman and Ashley Judd -- further underscores eve.com's position
as the star in the burgeoning beauty website category. From
classic cosmetics companies to hip new lines, from Elizabeth Arden to Benefit, eve.com offers the most prestigious names in beauty with personalized service and advice.
LORAC was founded in 1990 by celebrity makeup artist Carol
Shaw in response to her own sensitive-skin care needs. Each of the 187
products in the unique palette of lip, eye and cheek colors, foundations and powder are formulated using extremely pure and mild ingredients and are oil-and fragrance-free to help protect and soothe the skin.
"My response to not being able to find products that fit my
needs and those of my clients was 'Create it yourself,'" explains Shaw. "But others obviously don't have that luxury! LORAC answered their call for innovative, yet gentle products, but women who didn't live close enough to one of our retailers couldn't easily get them. Until now."
"We're thrilled to be working with Carol to bring her incredible products to women who have read about LORAC -- or have seen it on the
faces of their favorite celebrities," says Varsha Rao, Co-Founder and
Co-President of eve.com. "eve.com was created to enable women in any city, state or time zone to purchase the brands they want, when they want them."
eve.com offers over 80 of the most exclusive brands in beauty, including such prestige brands as Urban Decay, Givenchy, Philosophy, Calvin Klein and Decleor. eve.com has created a highly personalized shopping experience, where every customer is greeted by name, and receives tailored product suggestions and customized product samples with each purchase. Dedicated to the highest level of customer service, eve.com offers free postage-paid return of any product purchased on the site. As the "beauty authority" on the Internet,
eve.com delivers advice from leading experts in makeup, hair,
fragrance and other categories.

About eve.com
eve.com has changed the way women everywhere shop for
cosmetics. It is the first company created exclusively to offer an array of prestige beauty products on the Web. Tailored to the rapidly growing audience of educated female Internet users, eve.com is poised to become the leading destination for online shoppers to explore and purchase the finest makeup, face and body treatments, fragrances, bath and aromatherapy products and cosmetics tools. eve.com is a member of the idealab! family, which includes successful Internet
commerce sites like eToys and CitySearch. Additional funding comes from Menlo Ventures, backers of Hotmail and Infoseek; Charter Venture
Capital, the venture capital firm behind WhoWhere; and Weiss, Peck and Greer, investors in eGreetings, DoubleClick and eMusic. Board Members include Marleen McDaniel, CEO of Women.com, the largest online community of women.

SOURCE eve.com
Web Site: http://www.eve.com

Prestige Cosmetics E-Tailer eve.com Launches Television

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:15 by Diane
Ad Agency Arnold Ingalls Moranville Created TV Campaign on Heels
of Extensive
Print Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- eve.com today
launched its television advertisements, making it the first online beauty products retailer to employ a TV ad campaign. The ads visually tell the story of a fantasy in which women are transformed by cosmetics. From classic cosmetics companies to hip new lines, from Elizabeth Arden to BeneFit, eve.com offers the most prestigious names in beauty with a strong focus on customer service.
eve.com will air its advertisements in major cities starting
September 6th. The advertisements, like the print advertising
campaign launched by eve.com earlier this summer, use colorful unusual
creatures from nature. The TV ads add a twist: the creature delivers color to transform a woman's lips, eyes or nails. The stories take place in a white-on-white setting, reinforcing the clean look and feel of eve.com's Web site and print advertisements. "Our TV ads echo a universal woman's fantasy -- the transformation you would feel if someone found the perfect makeup or clothing for you. eve.com, in bringing a broad selection of the finest beauty brands to
women everywhere and in helping them choose products that are
right for them, assists women in this transformation. And the ads feature creatures from nature to 'deliver' the transformation, suggesting freedom from constraints, the freedom to be who you want to be," says Mariam Naficy, co-founder and co-president of eve.com.
San Francisco-based ad agency Arnold Ingalls Moranville
designed the television ads, having also created and managed eve.com's print campaign, which is now running in leading women's magazines. "eve.com gives women access to the finest cosmetic and fragrance brands on their terms, whenever they want, wherever they are," says Rob Ingalls, co-creative director and managing partner of the agency. "The essence of their offering is freedom, and we've tried to convey that in our advertising." Arnold Ingalls Moranville is a full-service advertising agency, with billings of over $100 million derived from both consumer and business-to-business accounts in the Internet, media, beverage, financial services, technology, telecommunications, and office products categories.
Paula Walker, who directed the TV spots, has an impressive
portfolio of spots, including BMW, Coca-Cola and prestige beauty products such as Lancome and Shiseido. The cosmetic transformation of the women was created by celebrity makeup artist Agostina, whose clients include stars such as Kathy Ireland, Meg Ryan and Nicole Kidman.
eve.com offers over 80 of the most exclusive brands in
beauty, including such prestige brands as Givenchy, LORAC, philosophy, Calvin Klein, and Decleor. eve.com has created a highly personalized shopping experience, where every customer is greeted by name, and receives tailored product suggestions and customized product samples with each purchase. Dedicated to the highest level of customer service, eve.com offers free postage-paid return of any
product purchased on the site. As the "beauty authority" on the
Internet, eve.com delivers advice from leading experts in makeup, hair, fragrance and other categories.

About eve.com
eve.com has changed the way women everywhere shop for
cosmetics. It is the first company created exclusively to offer an array of prestige beauty products on the Web. Tailored to the rapidly growing audience of educated female Internet users, eve.com offers the most personalized shopping experience combined with advice from beauty experts in makeup, face and body treatments, fragrances, bath and aromatherapy products, and cosmetics tools.
eve.com is a member of the idealab! family, which includes
successful Internet commerce sites like eToys and CitySearch. Additional funding comes from Menlo Ventures, backers of Hotmail and Infoseek; Charter Venture Capital, the venture capital firm behind WhoWhere; and Weiss, Peck and Greer, investors in eGreetings, DoubleClick and eMusic. Board members include Marleen McDaniel,
CEO of Women.com, the largest online community of women.



SOURCE eve.com
Web Site: http://www.eve.com

Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. Engages Continental Capital & Equity Corporation to Launch Financial Public Relations Campaign

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 16:10 by Diane
Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. Engages Continental Capital &
Equity Corporation to Launch Financial Public Relations Campaign


BRENTWOOD, N.Y., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Allou Health &
Beauty Care, Inc. (Amex: ALU) today announced that it has engaged the financial public relations services of Florida-based Continental Capital & Equity Corporation to pro-actively increase awareness of the Company among the investing community, at large.
According to David Shamilzadeh, Chief Financial Officer of
Allou, "Despite our recent record financial performance and other positive accomplishments by Allou in the past several quarters, the market remains relatively unresponsive. Analysis has revealed that consistent and pro-active communication with Wall Street is becoming a prerequisite for generating healthy trading of stocks. As such and in light of the exciting developments ongoing at Allou, we felt that it was in our shareholders' best interest to align ourselves with a national investor relations firm who could effectively and efficiently communicate our story to the Street and gain us a
diversified following -- both in the institutional and retail sectors of the financial industry."
Dodi Zirkle, Chief Operating Officer of Continental Capital,
stated, "To say that we are impressed with the depth and breadth of Allou, its management and its future outlook, is a considerable understatement. Everyone at Continental Capital is very excited about introducing such a fundamentally strong company to our network of investors, stockbrokers, analysts, and fund managers and looks forward to effectively educating the Street on this compelling, undervalued situation worthy of mass market awareness. Despite 13
years of consecutive profitability, significant revenue growth,
and a reputation for excellence in its field, Allou currently trades at a steep discount to its industry peers. With aggressive representation of Allou and the employment of comprehensive marketing tools and resources, Continental Capital intends to play a key role in obtaining the Company broader market awareness -- both domestically and abroad, enhanced market liquidity and, ultimately, a fairer market valuation."

About Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc.
Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. is the premier distributor
of over 22,000 nationally advertised health and beauty aid products, branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals, prestige designer fragrances, cosmetics, and branded non-perishable foods. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Allou Personal Care Corporation, the Company manufactures upscale hair care and skin care products. Allou's account base consists of 4,200 independent drug and convenience stores and the leading national chain stores.

For more information, contact:
INVESTOR/BROKER INFORMATION
Ms. Dodi Zirkle
Continental Capital & Equity Corporation
Phone: (407) 682-2001
Fax: (407) 682-2544
Email: dodi@insidewallstreet.com

Allure s Best of Beauty Annual Issue on Newstands Now

Posted Monday, September 27, 1999 - 14:36 by Diane
Allure's Best of Beauty Annual Issue on Newstands Now

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Allure's Best of Beauty October
issue, with cover model Kate Moss (on newsstands now), showcases the 122 best lipsticks, mascaras, shampoos, defrizzers, nail polish, moisturizers (and much more), selected by the beauty magazine's editors and readers. Among its most anticipated and best-selling issues (one million newsstand sales), Best of Beauty '99 is Allure's version of America the Beautiful -- the best national products -- from sea-salt scrub to shining C serum.
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Categories include Matchless Mascaras ("calling mascaras sublime may seem ridiculous, but not in this case"), Excellent Eye Shadows and the Finest Eyeliners. Allure's Super Shampoo winner leaves hair smelling "like a juicy honeydew melon" and the Leading Lip Colors will make you "wipe off whatever you're wearing and try our winners." Skin care winners include First-Rate Anti-Aging Treatments, Maximal Masks, Golden Self-Tanners and Deftest Concealers ("undereye circles will never know what hit them"). Allure's fragrance champion recalls "everything good about Studio 54 -- sexy, sleek and a little bit bad" and the Ace Eye Cream guarantees hat "you'll never look like Rocky Balboa again."
The October Allure also reveals Hollywood's beauty secrets. How does Heather Graham care for her "really dry lips?" Who's on Gwyneth Paltrow's hair coloring team? Which soap tops Janet Jackson's list (and why is it a family affair)? What hair products help Lauryn Hill "go natural" and which scent does Britney Spears crave ("I don't want anything heavy and hard.")? Also, personal "bests" from Kristin Davis, Claire Danes, Rebecca Gayheart, Bridget Hall, Elizabeth Taylor, Katie Couric, Vanessa Williams, Marilyn Manson and Lisa Kudrow, among others.
And ... wearing a shimmering viscose blend dress by DKNY, model Kate Moss makes her seventh Allure cover appearance (her first -- January, 1993). Ms. Moss was photographed by Rankin at Prainha, Brazil, a wildlife preserve and surfing beach near Rio de Janeiro.
Also in the October Allure: Type Casting (page 97) details Hollywood's basic beauty types (Bombshell, Classic Beauty, Girl Next Door, Rebel) and how to figure out where you fit in ... Fashion Stakeout (page 128) spotlights ten days and nights of Madonna ... "Eye Shadow 101" (page 187) offers a
klutz-proof, tear-out guide ... Allure goes back stage at Lilith Fair with Bijou Phillips, Sarah McLachlan, Sandra Bernhard, Beth Orton and Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer.


SOURCE Allure Magazine

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Modern Salon Chooses Aveda Distributor as Their 1999 Distributor of the Year; Neill Corporation Recognized as Industry Leader

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 1999 - 15:42 by Diane
Modern Salon Chooses Aveda Distributor as Their 1999 Distributor of the Year; Neill Corporation Recognized as Industry Leader

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 30 years, Modern Salon magazine has selected a distributor of the year. This year Neill Corporation, Aveda's oldest, largest and fastest growing distributorship in the country, was selected as Modern Salon's 1999 distributor of the year.
Each year, Modern Salon takes a look at each distributor in the industry and evaluates their contributions to the industry based on innovation, education, leadership and service. "Neill Corporation's focus on education, customer service, core values and new technology creates a special energy for continued success," said Bob Bellow, Publisher of Modern Salon.
Education is a strong pillar of the Neill Corporation and serves as a sustainable competitive advantage. The company supports its educational efforts with Neill Quality College, an intensive professional and personal development training program. This program offers accelerated learning techniques for the business professional that enables business owners and staff to grow and develop in the areas of team-building, leadership and the business of business.
Being a distributor is so much more than selling product today," said Edwin Neill, Owner of Neill Corporation. "What we deliver to the customer is a whole set of solutions for their business and education is how those solutions are delivered. We want to create an environment that makes people want to learn."
The Neill Corporation will be featured in the manufacturer's section of the October issue of Modern Salon.
"Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world." -- Horst Rechelbacher, Aveda Founder


SOURCE Aveda Corporation

-0- 9/22/1999

/CONTACT: Michelle V. Sahlstrom, Public Relations of Aveda,
612-783-4036/



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Having a Bad Hair Day? Click of a Button Tests Out Millions of New Styles On Computer

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 1999 - 15:40 by Diane
Having a Bad Hair Day? Click of a Button Tests Out Millions of New Styles On Computer

New iStyle Personal Makeover(TM) CD-ROM Provides Virtual Makeovers at Home With More Than 1,500 Alluring Hairstyle, Cosmetics and Accessory Choices

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SierraHome today announced the release of iStyle Personal Makeover(TM), a personal software program which could make bad haircuts a thing of the past for computer owners. With a photograph and the click of a button, iStyle lets women explore millions of new hair and makeup combinations while learning trade secrets from the celebrity stylists who keep Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry, Clare Danes and other famous faces en vogue.
Packed with more than 1,500 hairstyles, accessories, and cosmetics colors to choose from, iStyle Personal Makeover offers a virtual palette for discovering new looks from "chic professional" to "downright diva." A click of the mouse offers instant previews of thousands of different hairstyles, hair colors, eyewear, makeup looks, eye colors, hats, accessories and more.
Multimedia video clips demonstrate professional techniques ranging from basic makeup application to spicy evening looks. These makeover tips are demonstrated on ordinary people to illustrate how users can enhance their own natural beauty. An exclusive Trade Secrets section allows a sneak peak into the tricks and tips that industry experts use every day. For customized suggestions, iStyle's Beauty Consultant Mode offers skin and makeup advice based on the user's personal profile. Based on that information, users can find which specific brand name cosmetics will enhance their own skin tone, eye color and facial shape, and address individual skin care needs.

Features

-- More than 500 hairstyles, including multi-ethnic styles and haircuts for men
-- 360. views of 49 fabulous short haircuts and up-swept do's
-- Advice from celebrity stylists Kevin Mancuso, Sonia Kashuk and
Roxanna Floyd. Their clients include Cindy Crawford, Clare Danes,Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Hurley and other celebrities.
-- Brand name makeup from Revlon, Almay, Philosophy, Urban Decay,
Smash Box, Street Wear, Toni and Tina, and Girl Cosmetics
-- More than 800 accessories including hats, jewelry, eyewear and
colored contact lenses
-- 24 shades of hair color from Revlon Color Stay(R) line, so users can preview new hair colors before they dye
-- 25 how-to videos with professional advice on hair and makeup tips
-- Zoom features allows up-close viewing for makeup application or
overall headshot for surveying hair, makeup and accessories together
-- Create and print shopping lists which list the exact hair and makeup brands, colors and item numbers which can be found in local stores

Most people would agree it's better to experiment on a photograph than on the real thing at a salon. iStyle users simply import a photo from a photo disk, scanner or digital camera and then use their own image as a canvas for exploring new styles, risk-free. Once the photo is aligned properly, users can click through different hairstyles, change hair colors, and add highlights and accessories to get the look they want. Makeovers can be added to the Makeover Gallery to create a personalized slide show of new looks.

Celebrity Stylists
iStyle Personal Makeover brims with expert advice from the hair and makeup artists responsible for glamorizing many famous personalities. Hair diety Kevin Mancuso is a renowned mega-stylist and author of the new book The Mane Thing. He has coifed countless celebs from Winona Ryder and Salma Hayek to Elizabeth Hurley and Brooke Shields. On the makeup side, Sonia Kashuk's work has been widely featured in fashion publications, including the worldwide covers of Vogue. She is a longtime friend of Cindy Crawford and co-author of the book Cindy Crawford's Basic Face. Roxanna Floyd is the leading expert on cosmetics for African-American women. She has worked on many famous faces including Whitney Houston in the "The Preacher's Wife" and Angela Bassett in "Waiting to Exhale." Her work has appeared in publications including: People, Harper's Bazaar, Essence Entertainment Weekly, In Style and Vanity Fair.

Pricing, Availability and System Requirements
Sierra's iStyle Personal Makeover is available on CD-ROM for Windows
98/95 at a suggested retail price of $39.95. SierraHome products are available at most software retailers, on the Web at http://www.sierrahome.com, or by
calling 800-757-7707. System requirements include: Pentium 133 or higher system, 16 MB RAM, 45 MB hard drive space.
iStyle Personal Makeover is a part of SierraHome, Sierra On-Line's home productivity division. SierraHome publishes top-selling products in categories including: home publishing, family heritage, cooking, gardening, home design, personal improvement, Web page design, and digital imaging. Visit SierraHome on the Web at http://www.sierrahome.com.
Sierra On-Line, Inc. is one of the original developers and largest
worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra, a division of Havas Interactive, is comprised of a family of brands: Sierra Attractions(TM), SierraHome(TM), Sierra Sports(TM), Sierra Studios(TM), and Dynamix(TM), a Sierra Company. Havas Interactive holdings also include Knowledge Adventure(R), Blizzard Entertainment(R) and WON.net(TM).


CONTACT Kelly Stanmore, 425-649-9800, ext. 3898, or
kelly.stanmore@sierra.com, or Karen Hynes, 425-649-9800, ext. 3190, or
Karen.hynes@sierra.com, both of SierraHome.

SOURCE SierraHome

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/NOTE TO EDITORS: Sierra press releases are available on the Internet
at http://www.sierra.com/

CONTACT Kelly Stanmore, 425-649-9800, ext. 3898, or
kelly.stanmore@sierra.com, or Karen Hynes, 425-649-9800, ext. 3190, or
Karen.hynes@sierra.com, both of SierraHome/

Web Site: /http://www.sierrahome.com/

Web Site: /http://www.sierra.com/

CO: SierraHome; Sierra On-Line, Inc.

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Mary Kay(R) Integrates STORM(TM) Software to Speed Online Transactions: Cosmetic Leader Enhances E-Commerce Effort With Faster Order Processing

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 1999 - 15:26 by Diane
Mary Kay(R) Integrates STORM(TM) Software to Speed Online Transactions: Cosmetic Leader Enhances E-Commerce Effort With Faster Order Processing

DALLAS, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Kay Inc., the best-selling brand of facial skin care and color cosmetics in the U.S., today announced it is integrating new software by STORM, LLC (http://www.stormsystems.com) to optimize their high-traffic e-commerce application, Mary Kay InTouch(TM). With the addition of STORM's PageSTORM(TM) software, Mary Kay expects increased transaction throughput and faster order processing on the
company's online distribution extranet.
The selection of STORM's Web site performance management software is part of Mary Kay's ongoing evaluation of high-tech strategies to enhance their business model of personalized service. In 1999, Mary Kay unveiled the InTouch Web site, enabling the company's 500,000 Independent Beauty Consultants (IBCs) in 29 worldwide markets to enter orders electronically. Within six months of its introduction, Mary Kay InTouch accounted for 25% of all orders placed, paying for itself in one day when measured against order volumes. Over 350,000 orders have been processed to date, with a record 24,000 orders received in a single day.
"Mary Kay expects 40% of all of our orders to be Internet-based over the next year," said Gary Hartley, the company's Internet Applications Manager. "STORM's software for speeding Windows NT-based servers is a cost-effective, easily integrated way for us to improve our transaction processing dramatically. We're evaluating some very exciting products and services that will allow us to conduct business more efficiently, and PageSTORM was one of
the most compelling performance enhancement solutions out there. We're pleased to be one of the early adopters."
STORM's first product, PageSTORM, increases the speed with which NT Web servers access information and maximizes memory utilization with the use of dvanced memory management techniques. The result is a Web server that handles more traffic and is less likely to turn users away because of "Server Too Busy" errors. PageSTORM is currently deployed on world-class Web sites and has Microsoft BackOffice Logo certification.
"Maximizing our order throughput is critical at this point in our rapid growth," said Hartley. "We have a high-traffic, round-the-clock operation where consultants conduct business at any time that's convenient for them. Mary Kay's product catalog is always up-to-date and inventory data is accessed in real-time."
Using the InTouch site, IBCs create instant, on-line sites where
customers can shop anytime directly with their Consultants. And Mary Kay InTouch streamlines the ordering process for its large sales force by automatically calculating discounts, detecting promotions eligibility, and providing a faster, easier way to transact business. The system is completely integrated with the company's supply chain management system, and this early visibility
into demand provides greater efficiencies for the manufacturing process. The platform is easy to adjust as order volumes grow, and when the system reaches a 70% threshold, additional capacity can be added in a matter of hours.
"We're very excited to be partnering with Mary Kay because it's one of the largest transactional sites in the e-commerce market place," said Tim Garcia, Director of Sales for STORM. "This environment allows us to demonstrate the extreme scalability of PageSTORM and the benefits it offers to large e-commerce sites by providing additional headroom, performance insurance, and
greater transaction throughput."

About Mary Kay (http://www.marykay.com)
Mary Kay(R) is the best-selling brand of facial skin care and color cosmetics in the United States, based on the most recently published industry sales data. The Mary Kay product line includes more than 200 premium products in eight categories: facial skin care, color cosmetics, nail care, body care, sun protection, fragrances, men's skin care, and men's and women's dietary supplements. There are more than 500,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty
Consultants operating their own Mary Kay businesses in 29 markets worldwide.
Mary Kay's 1998 global sales totaled more than $2 billion.

About STORM (http://www.stormsystems.com)
STORM is a privately held developer and marketer of Web site performance management software. STORM was founded in February 1998 by a team of veteran entrepreneurs and engineers led by Dr. Sam Leinhardt, a former Carnegie Mellon University professor and co-founder of FORMTEK, Inc., a startup acquired by Lockheed Martin in 1989.


SOURCE STORM, LLC

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/CONTACT: Bill Brown of Mary Kay, 972-687-4878, or Mary Murrin Smith of STORM, 412-454-7876, ext. 1185, or 412-445-3994 after 5:30 p.m. EDT/

Web Site: /http://www.marykay.com /

Web Site: /http://www.stormsystems.com /



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Max Factor Premiere 2K Sweepstakes Offers Women the Chance to Win a New Year's Party of a Lifetime

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 1999 - 15:19 by Diane

Contact: Terri Wearsch/Aarathi Deshmukh
Marina Maher Communications
830 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
212/759-7543 Fax: 212/355-6318


MAX FACTOR PREMIERE 2K SWEEPSTAKES OFFERS WOMEN THE CHANCE TO WIN A NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY OF A LIFETIME

CONCEPT: Max Factor, the makeup of makeup artists, is offering one lucky woman the chance to win an expenses-paid New Year’s Eve party with the announcement of its Premiere 2K Collection Sweepstakes.

GRAND PRIZE:
- $25,000 check to cover the cost of hosting a party in the winner’s hometown
- A “Party Planning Pack”
- A designer New Year’s Eve dress by Pamela Dennis
- Airfare and one night’s hotel accommodations in New York City for makeover by celebrity makeup artist Joanne Gair and dress fitting with Ms. Dennis
- Max Factor cosmetics, including the Max Factor Premiere 2K Collection

HOW TO ENTER: On a plain piece of 3”x 5” paper, entrants must hand print their complete address, including zip code and (optional) phone number and mail the entry, with first class postage affixed, in a hand-addressed envelope no larger than 4-1/8”x 9-1/2” (#10) to:

Max Factor Premiere 2K Sweepstakes
P.O. Box 4291
Blair, NE 68009-4291

Entries must be postmarked by October 14, 1999 and received by October 21, 1999. Winner will be notified by mail on or about November 18, 1999.

CONTEST RULES: The sweepstakes is open to female residents of the U.S., 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of the Procter & Gamble company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their family members and/or those living in the same household are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws apply. Void in Florida and where prohibited by law. For complete contest rules call 1-800-MAX-FACTOR.

PREMIERE 2K COLLECTION DESCRIPITION: Max Factor celebrates the approach of the year 2000 with the debut of a new color collection, Premiere 2K, inspired by the energy and excitement of the approaching millennium. Featuring hot metallics and bold earthy hues for the lips, eyes, nails, face and body, the Premiere 2K shades have the depth, shine and subtle shimmer to create sophisticated looks that capture the exuberant spirit of the new millennium.

SPECIFIC PRODUCTS: The Max Factor Premiere 2K Collection features:

LASTING COLOR LIPSTICK
$6.70**
 Silver Energy*
 Rapid Fire*
 Bronze Force*
 Currant Scene
 Madly Mocha
 Cine Beige
 Blackberry
 Sepia

LASTING COLOR EYE SHADOW
$4.10**
 Silver Energy*
 Smoke*
 Rapid Fire*

LASH ENHANCER MASCARA
$5.82**
 Rich Black

DIAMOND HARD NAIL ENAMEL
$4.10**
 Momentum Moss*
 Crimson Surge*
 Silver Energy*
 Currant Scene
 Madly Mocha
 Exhilarated
 Silver Screen SHIMMER

PAN-STIK
$7.75**
 Rapid Fire*
 Blush Beyond

* New shade **Suggested retail price


THE FACE OF PREMIERE 2K: In keeping with Max Factor’s long association with Hollywood and its glamorous leading ladies, Premiere 2K Collection places a spotlight on beautiful actress Denise Richards, who is poised for super-stardom this fall in her role in the new James Bond thriller, The World is Not Enough.

In the great tradition of the entertainment industry collaborations, the Max Factor Premiere 2K Collection brings together the creative talents of three inspiring artists. Ms. Richards’s Premiere 2K look was created by celebrity makeup artist Joanne Gair and celebrity fashion designer Pamela Dennis.

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CHANEL Wins Five Awards in Allure Magazine's 'Best of Beauty' Issue

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 1999 - 8:49 by Diane
CHANEL Wins Five Awards in Allure Magazine's 'Best of Beauty' Issue

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Editors of Allure magazine put
readers and their favorite beauty products to the test for its fourth annual "Best of Beauty" awards issue, which hits newsstands this week. Once again, CHANEL beaute, fragrance and skin care products took top honors in both the "Readers Choice" and "Editor's Choice" categories. A "Readers Choice" award was given to CHANEL No. 5 for "Best Classic Fragrance," and "Editor's Choice" awards were presented for the following:

-- Ace Eye Cream: PRECISION Eye Lift, a gentle oil-free formula with naturally derived ingredients that helps prevent puffiness,
counteracts dark circles, and refreshes and comforts eyes.
-- Most Flattering Shade and Texture: Hydrabase Lipstick in Cosmic, a super creamy, long-lasting lipstick in fall's hottest plum shade.
-- Creates Fine Lines -- without the tugging: Eyeliner Duos, another first from CHANEL. These double-ended, fine-pointed, water-resistant pencils with retractable tips never need sharpening, and the duo shades in each pencil complement each other.
-- Superior Scent: CHANEL No. 22, a white, shimmering fragrance created in 1928 featuring white roses, jasmine, tuberoses, lily of the valley, lilac and orange blossoms.

1999 marks the fourth year for the ALLURE "Best of Beauty" awards. In 1998, CHANEL received "Best of Beauty" awards for Vamp Nail Colour, Precision Brow Definer, Lip Blush in Bizarre, Quick Cover Concealer, Double Perfection Makeup, and CHANEL No. 5.


SOURCE CHANEL, Inc.

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/CONTACT: CHANEL, Inc. Public Relations, 212-303-5954/



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Inamed Corporation Licenses Rights for Product Applications From Advanced Tissue Sciences

Posted Saturday, September 18, 1999 - 11:04 by Diane
Inamed Corporation Licenses Rights for Product Applications
From Advanced Tissue Sciences

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATIS) and Inamed Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: IMDC) announced today that Inamed has acquired license rights for human collagen from Advanced Tissue Sciences for wrinkle and cosmetic correction and as a bulking agent for the treatment of urinary incontinence. In connection with the acquisition
of these licensing rights, Advanced Tissue Sciences received an additional $4 million, including $2 million for licensing rights and $2 million for Inamed's purchase of Advanced Tissue Sciences' common stock at a premium to market.
This license is part of the strategic alliance formed by the companies in May 1999 for the development and marketing of certain of Advanced Tissue Sciences' human-based, tissue-engineered products for aesthetic, urological and certain reconstructive applications. Including the amounts related to the acquisition of additional licensing rights and $5 million previously received, Advanced Tissue Sciences could receive $20 million in total in up-front and milestone payments and from the sale of Advanced Tissue Sciences' common stock
to Inamed at a premium to market, plus royalties on sales. With this
expansion of the licensing agreement, Inamed will also receive a five-year warrant to purchase up to an additional 200,000 shares of Advanced Tissue Sciences' common stock at a premium to the current trading price.
"The goal of our strategic alliance with Inamed is to expand our
products into the cosmetic, urological and reconstructive surgery markets," said Arthur J. Benvenuto, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Tissue Sciences. "We believe that our human collagen may offer improvements over the bovine and cadaveric products currently available."
Richard G. Babbitt, Inamed's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
stated, "With Inamed's acquisition of Collagen Aesthetics, Inc. now completed, we are moving toward developing commercial applications from Advanced Tissue Sciences' human collagen technology. We are very excited about the opportunities that are now possible under the terms of the strategic alliance."
Under the strategic alliance agreement, Advanced Tissue Sciences is responsible for the development of products, including human extracellular matrix with collagen and cartilage for facial reconstruction, and the related manufacturing processes, while Inamed will be responsible for clinical and regulatory activities. Advanced Tissue Sciences will have the right to manufacture the products developed under the agreement. Inamed has agreed to hold its investment in Advanced Tissue Sciences' common stock until at least
October 2002.
Advanced Tissue Sciences is a tissue engineering company utilizing its proprietary core technology to develop and manufacture human-based tissue products for tissue repair and transplantation. The Company has two joint ventures with Smith & Nephew. The first covers the application of Advanced Tissue Sciences' tissue engineering technology for skin wounds and includes Dermagraft(R) for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, TransCyte(TM) for the temporary covering of second and third-degree burns and future developments for venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, burns and other non-aesthetic wound care treatments. The second joint venture is developing tissue-engineered orthopedic cartilage, initially focusing on the repair of cartilage in knee joints. In addition, the Company is developing products for cardiovascular applications.
Inamed Corporation is a global surgical and medical device company
engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of medical devices for aesthetic medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the treatment of obesity.
The discussion contained in this press release relating to research, development, or commercialization of products involves certain risks and uncertainties. The Company or Inamed may not successfully develop any further products, complete any required clinical trials, the clinical trials may not be completed within any specific timeframe or the data from such trials may not be statistically significant. The Company or Inamed may not obtain FDA
or other required regulatory approvals of any products at all or on a timely basis, scale up manufacturing processes, or successfully commercialize any such products. These and other risks are detailed in publicly available filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission such as Advanced Tissue Sciences' and Inamed Corporation's respective Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998 and Advanced Tissue Sciences' most recent Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed on July 12, 1999, as amended. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated as a result of such risks.


SOURCE Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc.

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/CONTACT: Beth A. Kriegel, Senior Director, Financial Planning &
Analysis of Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc., 858-713-7991; or Ilan Reich, President, or Michael Doty, Chief Financial Officer of INAMED Corporation, 805-692-5400/

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Wanted: Young Women to Live Life on the Web; Maybelline Launches Online Contest to Find The Maybelline5

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 20:22 by Diane
NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone has heard of living on the edge, but what about living on the web? Maybelline is searching for five young women to do just that -- spend a year living online, sharing their lives through personal journal entries and photographs. The Maybelline5 contest, which runs now through October 8, 1999, will give these women the unique opportunity to chronicle their lives on the Internet and allow others to be virtual participants in their lives.
To enter, women ages 16-24 can log onto Maybelline's new web site,
http://www.maybellline.com, and follow the posted instructions. Five winners will be selected based on creativity, individualism and personal style. Once The Maybelline5 are chosen, their experiences, opinions and makeup looks will be detailed monthly through images and real-life stories beginning with a trip to New York City. Each of The Maybelline5 will receive an iMac computer, a trip for two to New York City, a Maybelline makeover, $500 spending money and a year's supply of makeup.
Utilizing the latest Internet technology, including a built-in search engine, this visually dynamic site features streaming flash animation, product "hot picks" and easy navigation. Site highlights include:

Beauty Advisor: Personalized recommendations on how to create a range of looks based on skin tone and hair color.

Talk: A way for users to connect and share opinions on music, style and fashion.

Newsletter: A monthly email newsletter with information on the hottest looks, freshest styles and latest trends.

Q&A: Answers to the most frequently asked beauty questions.

Product News: All there is to know about Maybelline products including new product news.

US: A closer look at the company and employment
opportunities.




SOURCE Maybelline
Web Site: http://www.maybellline.com

Wanted: Young Women to Live Life on the Web; Maybelline Launches Online Contest to Find The Maybelline5

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 20:22 by Diane
NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone has heard of living on the edge, but what about living on the web? Maybelline is searching for five young women to do just that -- spend a year living online, sharing their lives through personal journal entries and photographs. The Maybelline5 contest, which runs now through October 8, 1999, will give these women the unique opportunity to chronicle their lives on the Internet and allow others to be virtual participants in their lives.
To enter, women ages 16-24 can log onto Maybelline's new web site,
http://www.maybellline.com, and follow the posted instructions. Five winners will be selected based on creativity, individualism and personal style. Once The Maybelline5 are chosen, their experiences, opinions and makeup looks will be detailed monthly through images and real-life stories beginning with a trip to New York City. Each of The Maybelline5 will receive an iMac computer, a trip for two to New York City, a Maybelline makeover, $500 spending money and a year's supply of makeup.
Utilizing the latest Internet technology, including a built-in search engine, this visually dynamic site features streaming flash animation, product "hot picks" and easy navigation. Site highlights include:

Beauty Advisor: Personalized recommendations on how to create a range of looks based on skin tone and hair color.

Talk: A way for users to connect and share opinions on music, style and fashion.

Newsletter: A monthly email newsletter with information on the hottest looks, freshest styles and latest trends.

Q&A: Answers to the most frequently asked beauty questions.

Product News: All there is to know about Maybelline products including new product news.

US: A closer look at the company and employment
opportunities.




SOURCE Maybelline
Web Site: http://www.maybellline.com

Your Fragrance Should Be As Individual As You Are; A Way to Create a Fragrance to Fit Your Mood

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 20:15 by Diane
GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A cool morning turns into a hot afternoon and then blends into a sultry evening. These slight changes in temperature can alter your mood. How do you find a fragrance that fits?
(Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990916/NYFNSB09 )
According to Primal Elements ( http://www.primalelements.com ), maker of 52-different varieties of hand-made soap, varying your fragrance is similar to changing your clothing as your activities change. You wouldn't wear the same outfit to the office, a tennis match and an evening out. Similarly, your fragrance should reflect your different attitudes during all the activities of the day.
"Our Perfumers Paintbox is the ideal solution for the person who wants to create their own scent. As the events of the day change, you can easily change your fragrance to fit," says Faith Freeman, founder and CEO of Primal Elements.
The Paintbox allows you to create your own signature scent by blending from five aromatic notes, which are housed in a sleek recyclable aluminum compact. The five scents are Wood, Musk, Citrus, Herbal, and Floral.
You simply brush across the top of each aromatic disc with your fingertips and apply the soft silky powder to your pulse points or anywhere else you enjoy wearing fragrance. To create your own personal blends, just "paint" one fragrance on top of another.
Primal Elements has provided six fragrant combinations for you to try but they encourage you to make up your own. Their suggestions are:
-- Fresh and Clean: blend citrus and herbal
-- Soothing: blend wood and floral
-- Sensual: blend citrus, musk and herbal
-- Peaceful: blend herbal and floral
-- Uplifting: blend citrus, wood and floral
-- Sultry: blend musk, wood and floral

"If you're not sure of someone's favorite scent, give the Perfumers Paintbox as a gift. They can add to their spirit of adventure by creating a scent to fit their mood," says Freeman. The Paintbox travels well in the purse or in a suitcase as the aromatic discs are solid with no fear of spilling.
Primal Elements also has an ever-changing library of different varieties of hand-made soaps, bath and beauty products, candles and glass potpourri.
The Perfumers Paintbox is available in retail gift stores nationally. For the location nearest you go to the website: http://www.primalelements.com or call 800-434-8277.




SOURCE Primal Elements
Web Site: http://www.primalelements.com
Photo Notes: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990916/NYFNSB09 PRN PhotoDesk, 888-776-6555 or201-369-3467

Carson

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 17:27 by Diane
ticker is CIC for Carson, inc.

SAVANNAH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 1999--Carson, Inc.
(NYSE: CIC.N), the number one global manufacturer and marketer of hair care and shaving products for people of color, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized management to undertake a review of strategic alternatives available to Carson to maximize the value of its holdings in Carson Holdings Limited, a South African corporation whose stock is traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Carson currently owns 52.6% of the stock of Carson Holdings
Limited, and the remainder is publicly held in South Africa. Carson
stated that no decision has been made to enter into any transaction or
as to what form any such transaction might take. Moreover, Carson
stated that there could be no assurance that any transaction would be
completed as the result of this review.
Carson, Inc. is the leading global manufacturer and marketer of
hair and skin care products, which are specially formulated to address
the unique characteristics of people of color. Carson sells its products in the U.S. and in over 60 countries around the world under
the leading brand names Dark & Lovely, Gentle Treatment, Magic Shave
and Ultra Sheen.
Statements in this press release concerning the Company's business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated profitability, revenues, expenses or other financial items; together with other statements that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under Federal Securities Laws. "Forward-looking statements" are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to
differ materially from those stared in such statements. Such risks,
uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to, industry
cyclicality, fluctuations in customer demand and order patterns, the
seasonal nature of the business, changes in pricing, and general
economic conditions, as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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CONTACT: Anreder Hirschhorn Silver & Co., New York
Steven S. Anreder, 212/532-3232
E-mail: sanreder@ahscompany.com
or
Carson, Inc., Savannah
Robert Pierce, CFO, 912/651-3808

Longs to Purchase 38 Rite Aid Stores in California

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 16:56 by Diane
Longs to Purchase 38 Rite Aid Stores in California

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Longs Drug Stores
(NYSE: LDG) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD; PSE) today announced they have signed a purchase agreement by which Longs will acquire 38 of Rite Aid's stores in California. Under the terms of the transaction, Longs will pay approximately $186 million for the inventory and fixed assets of these stores.
The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is subject to regulatory approval. Completion of the transaction is anticipated by the end of October.
The 38 Rite Aid Stores being acquired by Longs are located throughout California and average 34,000 square feet. Five are in the greater Los Angeles area and the remaining thirty-three are located throughout Northern California.
Commenting on the acquisition, Steve Roath, Longs' President said, "This acquisition will help fuel our growth, generate significant synergies, build long-term shareholder value and solidify our market leadership position in the West. Each of these stores complements our existing strong market share and is of competitive and strategic importance to us."
Timothy J. Noonan, President of Rite Aid, said of the transaction, "Our expertise is operating smaller traditional drugstores. This transaction will allow us to divest some of the larger former Payless stores which have not been meeting our financial goals and are not consistent with our long-term strategic plan." Rite Aid acquired the 38 stores as part of its acquisition
of the Thrifty Payless chain in December, 1996.
Upon completion of the transaction, Longs will operate approximately 420 stores in six western states. Rite Aid, the nation's third largest pharmacy chain, will have approximately 3,800 stores in thirty states and the District of Columbia, with 608 stores remaining in California.
Longs intends to finance the purchase with existing cash and additional debt. "Utilizing our very strong balance sheet has allowed us to make this strategic acquisition and add to our sales and earnings growth, " said Longs vice president and treasurer, Clay Selland. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter provided Longs with financial advisory services concerning this acquisition.
Longs Drug Stores is one of the largest drug store chains in North
America. Longs currently operates 381 stores in California, Nevada,
Colorado, Hawaii, Washington and Oregon with annual sales averaging over $8.7 million per store. Longs' web site blends consumer services and health-related information with a variety of data about the company. Longs' community health screening schedules, on-line prescription refills and pharmacist access, coupons, a monthly health topic, and the latest company news and investor information are regular features of the site which is located on the Internet
at http://www.longs.com .
Rite Aid is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with annual revenues of nearly $13 billion and approximately 3, 800 stores in thirty states and the District of Columbia. Rite Aid owns PCS Health Systems, Inc., which provides pharmacy benefit management programs and services that can help improve patient health and reduce health care costs. Rite Aid also owns approximately 22% of drugstore.com, a leading online source for health, beauty and pharmacy products. General information about Rite Aid, including the
annual report, corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's web site at http://www.RITEAID.com .

San Francisco Bay Area
City State Address Shopping Center
BRENTWOOD CA 1175 2ND STREET BRENTWOOD TOWN CENTER
PLAZA
CONCORD CA 4424 TREAT BLVD. BEL-AIRE SHOPPING CENTER
DUBLIN CA 7201 REGIONAL STREET DUBLIN SHOPPING CENTER
EL CERRITO CA 10650 SAN PABLO AVENUE MOESER LANE CENTER
MENLO PARK CA 625 EL CAMINO REAL
MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 1040 GRANT ROAD GRANT ROAD CENTER
NAPA CA 675 TRANCAS STREET SILVERADO PLAZA
NEWARK CA 35080 NEWARK BLVD. ROSEMONT SQUARE
OAKLAND CA 5100 BROADWAY ROCKRIDGE SHOPPING CENTER
PETALUMA CA 365 E. WASHINGTON STREET LAKEVILLE CENTER
SAN JOSE CA 3171 MERIDIAN AVENUE HACIENDA GARDENS S/C
SAN JOSE CA 1097 LEIGH AVENUE
SAN JOSE CA 5285 PROSPECT ROAD
SAN PABLO CA 800 SAN PABLO TOWN CENTER

Sacramento Area
City State Address Shopping Center
CAMERON PARK CA 3500 PALMER DRIVE
ELK GROVE CA 8585 ELK GROVE BLVD ELK GROVE VILLAGE
ELK GROVE CA 5040 LAGUNA BLVD LAGUNA CREEK TOWN CENTER
GALT CA 1063 C STREET GALT PLAZA
ORANGEVALE CA 8861 GREENBACK LANE
POLLOCK PINES CA 6450 PONY EXPRESS TRAIL
ROCKLIN CA 4785 GRANITE DRIVE ROCKLIN SQUARE
RANCHO CORDOVA CA 2668 ZINFANDEL DRIVE ROSS PLAZA
SACRAMENTO CA 980 FLORIN ROAD LAKE CREST SHOPPING
CENTER
SACRAMENTO CA 1587 W. EL CAMINO AVENUE STONECREEK SHOPPING
CENTER
TRACY CA 1122 W. 11TH STREET WESTGATE PLAZA

Southern California
City State Address Shopping Center
HEMET CA 110 EAST STETSON AVENUE
HEMET CA 43418 FLORIDA AVENUE MOUNTAIN VIEW PLAZA
LAGUNA NIGUEL CA 30261 GOLDEN LANTERN
LOS ANGELES CA 8490 BEVERLY BLVD. BEVERLY CONNECTION
MANHATTAN BEACH CA 1570 ROSECRANS BLVD. MANHATTAN MARKETPLACE

Other
City State Address Shopping Center
ARCATA CA 600 F STREET UNIONTOWN SHOPPING
CENTER
CHICO CA 720 MANGROVE AVENUE PARK PLAZA
FRESNO CA 7057 N. MARKS AVENUE SUNSET SQUARE
MARINA CA 268 RESERVATION ROAD SEACREST PLAZA
SALINAS CA 1140 S. MAIN STREET THE PLAZA SHOPPING
CENTER
SALINAS CA 17579 VIERRA CANYON ROAD PRUNETREE SHOPPING
CENTER
VISALIA CA 1455 E. NOBLE AVENUE MARY'S VINEYARD
WATSONVILLE CA 1966 MAIN STREET WATSONVILLE SQUARE


SOURCE Longs Drug Stores

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/CONTACT: Clay Selland of Longs Drug Stores, 925-210-6624; or

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717-214-8835, all of Rite Aid Corporation/

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t s No Fantasy: Network Weaves Best Online Tulle For Bridal Beauty, Shopping and Planning

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 16:51 by Diane
It's No Fantasy: Network Weaves Best Online 'Tulle'

For Bridal Beauty, Shopping and Planning

WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a week before the wedding, and the bridesmaids' dresses arrive late -- in all the wrong sizes. Or it's the wedding day, and your hair looks like bird's nest and your "Grunge Girl" eyeshadow is the color of a stagnant pool -- with matching lipstick. In reality, these are only the nightmares you've been having as the day approaches.
Last minute wedding panic may drive you to try search engines for topics like "bride", "wedding" or "cosmetics." Before you trade in your ring, visit http://4Brides.com, a newly expanded resource that's perfect for the bride who has detailed lists for every nuance or for the last-second Cinderella who still hasn't picked her shoes. Bridesmaids can also find help at 4Brides.com, the Internet resource for getting to the altar sane and in style.
"Our editorial team has redesigned 4Brides.com into seven distinct
categories," said Matt Gambino, director of site development. "Since both the bride and her attendants have a million details to think about, this site bring them directly to the specific information they seek."
4Brides.com brings the best bridal tips, ideas and information in these categories:

"Planning the Big Day" (http://www.4brides.com/planning.shtml)
Select resources with the same care that you select everything else: Many sites promise to be that one stop site for wedding planning. Why not sample two or more? Just one click brings you directly to the best online wedding sites and bridal publications without searching the Internet.

"Gowns Galore" (http://www.4brides.com/gowns.shtml)
Lugging around volumes of dog-eared bridal magazines? Relax, click and pick the style, cut and fabric that suits you best:
Browse the racks from home with a variety of retailers and boutiques. Jasmine Bridal helps you get started with an extensive online catalogue and size chart; site guides visitors to local authorized retailers; Aleya lets you select a gown style and then personalize your neckline, sleeves and all the rest!

"The Blushing Bride" (http://www.4brides.com/the.shtml)
Look radiant and avoid beauty blunders and hairdo debacles with tips from top beauty experts:
Fall brides can explore fall makeup collections from Lancome, Clinique and others or visit Hairdos.com to find hundreds of hairstyle ideas in full color photos, listing salon or stylist names; "Beauty Tips for the Bride" suggests ways to make sure you're glowing when the big day arrives.

"Bridesmaids" (http://www.4brides.com/bridesmaids.shtml)
Devoted to the duties and dilemmas of the bridal party:
"All About Bridesmaids" is a list of great advice on treating this
special group with sensitivity, respect and appreciation before and during the wedding; "Maid of Honor/Bridesmaid Duties" advises attendants on what to do -- and not to complain!

"Gifts for Your Girls" (http://www.4brides.com/gifts.shtml)
Find meaningful keepsakes for the bridesmaids:
Try the Perfect Present Picker to personalize your gift for each of your bridesmaids; select by interest, occasion and personality. Or engrave a special message on a music box from Things Remembered.

"Bridal Showers" (http://www.4brides.com/bridal.shtml)
Get together and share the excitement:
All About Showers -- This guide is finely detailed for first-timers or verteran shower-givers; filled with q&a, worksheets, games and instructions and ideas for "special touches" such as a "words of wisdom" notebook to circulate among guests.
Hot Showers With Cool Themes -- Create theme parties around the couple's interests, such as travel, fitness, or romance.
Little Bird -- Showers with a sense of humor, such as the "hideous and hilarious" clash of gowns from weddings past at the Bridesmaid Gown party, when everyone shows up in a former bridesmaid dress.

"Keeping Your Cool" (http://www.4brides.com/keeping.shtml)
Everyone is acting crazy and there's so much to do ... find coping
strategies at sites like:
The Wedding Therapist - Cool-headed advice for those less than blissful moments before the wedding
Stress Busters - 25 tips for reducing stress
The Stress Test - you may be feeling overtaxed by more than just the wedding; identify possible stress-related symptoms in five areas: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual
SOURCE 4anything.com

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/NOTE TO EDITORS: 4Brides.com is part of the http://4anything.com
Network of community portals. 4anything.com is redefining Internet search through its branded network of over 3,000 vertical community portals branded with the number "4" and the topic, creating easy-to-remember names such as
http://4family.com, http://4wedding.com and http://www.4Wine.com.

/CONTACT: Elena Napravnik of the Garfield Group, 609-396-0946, ext. 47 or enapravnik@garfieldgroup.com, for 4anything.com/

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Tips for Preventing Dry, Chapped Lips During Cooler Weather

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 16:46 by Diane
Tips for Preventing Dry, Chapped Lips During Cooler Weather

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As the fall and winter seasons
approach, cooler, drier air and windy conditions cause lips to become dry, chapped, even cracked.
Parched lips are usually caused by constant wetting and air drying (as in when you lick your lips.) Here are some tips to keep lips soft and moist, and avoid chapping from The Mentholatum Company, Inc., makers of Softlips(R), one of the fastest growing lines of lip care products.
The enemy is the drop in the temperature and humidity level during fall and winter. The skin on our lips is more prone to windburn and chapping because natural oil production, which keeps lips soft and supple, is reduced as the oil-secreting glands in our skin slow down in cold weather.

-- The first step in preventing chapped lips is to stop licking.
Constant wetting and drying sucks the moisture from lips' outer layer, causing them to feel dry, which prompts more licking, creating a vicious cycle. Dehydrated lips are also more susceptible to dry, windy conditions.
-- A moisturizing lip balm, especially those containing dimethicone, will help retain natural moisture and protect dry, chapped lips.
-- Drinking lots of water will help prevent dehydration, which may contribute to chapped lips and dry skin.
-- Smoothing a generous coating of lip balm on lips before bed will help to moisturize lips while you sleep.
-- The sun's UV rays are responsible for 90 percent of visible damage we commonly attribute to aging. A lip balm that contains a sun
protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 will help prevent sunburn during outdoor activities, and may reduce the risks of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects of the sun.
-- Regular lipstick products, especially some long-wearing varieties, may feel drying. A base coat of lip balm will add needed moisture during winter months.
-- If lips become chapped, avoid wearing lipsticks while lips are
recovering as drying products in color pigments may irritate chapped lips. Also keep acidic foods from touching delicate lips until they've healed.
-- Lip exfoliators such as Softlips Nightly Care(TM) buff away dry, dead skin cells and stimulate growth of new, vibrant cells. The
interactive Beta Hydroxy formula of Softlips Nightly Care(TM) conditions lips that may be sensitive to strong Alpha Hydroxy chemical peels, and the overnight system helps reduce concern about sun damage to freshly exfoliated skin.

Increased awareness of the risks of sun exposure and the popularity of outdoor activities have contributed to an average of 6.9 percent annual growth in lip balm category sales. During the peak lip care season, October through March, lip balm sales are higher than sales of hair coloring, deodorants, toothpaste, lens care solutions or disposable diapers. Mentholatum(R) Softlips(R) Lip Protectants are packaged in an innovative, slim tube and offer one of the widest products lines in the lip care industry.
Softlips(R) lip protectants are available in five popular flavors, including French Vanilla, Cool Cherry, Sparkle Mint, and new Iced Cappuccino and Lemon Sorbet; and beauty aid varieties include a lip exfoliator, lipstick primer and sheer color lip protectant.
Mentholatum(R) Softlips(R) are available at food, drug and discount stores nationwide.

For more information, contact:
Ellie Mason
Collins & Company
716-842-2266


SOURCE The Mentholatum Company, Inc.

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/NOTE TO EDITORS: Interviews available by calling Jeannine Scibilia, Softlips(R) Product Manager at The Mentholatum Company, Inc. at 716-677-2500./

/CONTACT: Ellie Mason of Collins & Company, 716-842-2266, for The
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Helen of Troy Provides Revised Earnings Estimates

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 16:41 by Diane
Helen of Troy Provides Revised Earnings Estimates

EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Helen of Troy Ltd.,
(Nasdaq: HELE) designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name personal care products, today reported that due to retail demand declines from several of its major retailers, the Company is revising the sales and earnings estimates for the second quarter ended August 31, 1999 and the fiscal year ending February 29, 2000. Helen of Troy expects second quarter earnings to be in the range of 26 to 28 cents per share, versus last year's second quarter profit of 26 cents per share. Sales for the second quarter are expected to be in a range comparable to prior year's sales of $72 million. For the entire
fiscal year, the Company expects sales to grow 5 - 10%. Earnings for the fiscal year are expected to be in the range of $1.00 - $1.05 per share versus last year's full year earnings of 96 cents per share.
Gerald J. Rubin, chairman and chief executive officer, stated that, "We have experienced less than expected sales due to declines in retail demand and reduced retailer inventory levels with some of our key customers. The fundamentals of our business remain sound and our long range sales and earnings objectives remain unchanged. Over the long term, we are committed to generating 15 to 20% annual sales increases and 20% plus earnings increases.
We will continue to pursue our aggressive growth strategy, focusing on new product innovations, maintaining strong customer relationships and pursuing strategic acquisitions that are accretive to earnings".
Helen of Troy designs, produces and markets brand-name hair dryers, curling irons, hair setters, women's shavers, brushes, combs, hair accessories, mirrors, artificial fingernails and "comfort products" such as foot baths and body massagers. Helen of Troy products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, drug chains, warehouse clubs and grocery stores under the licensed trade names of Vidal Sassoon, licensed from Procter & Gamble Co., Dr. Scholl's, licensed from Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc., the trademark Revlon(R) licensed from Revlon Consumer Products
Corporation and the trademark BARBIE (TM), owned by and used under license from Mattel, Inc. Helen of Troy's owned trade names include Dazey, Caruso, Karina and DCNL, with its Kurl*Mi, Heat*Mi, Detangle*Mi and Wrap*Mi lines of brushes and rollers. The company also markets products under the Helen of Troy, Hot Tools, Hot Spa, Salon Edition, Gallery Series and Wigo trade names to the professional beauty salon industry.
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, which are subject to change. The actual results may differ materially from those described in any forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect the company's financial results is included in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended February 28, 1999.


SOURCE Helen of Troy Ltd.

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CONTACT: Robert D. Spear, Vice President and CIO of Helen of Troy
Ltd. /915-779-6363 ext 220/

Web Site: /http://www.hotus.com/

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PlanetRx.com Granted Official Seal of Approval from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy - Outlines Plans for Summit of the Online Pharmacy Industry

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 16:36 by Diane
PlanetRx.com Granted Official Seal of Approval from the National
Association of Boards of Pharmacy - Outlines Plans for Summit of the
Online Pharmacy Industry

PlanetRx.com Makes Safety Top Priority for Online Pharmacy Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanetRx.com
(http://www.planetrx.com), a leading Internet healthcare destination for commerce, content and community, today became one of the first three Internet pharmacies to be awarded the official seal of approval from the National Association of Board's of Pharmacy (NABP).
The Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) is awarded by the NABP to online pharmaceutical sites that are legitimate providers of pharmacy services, licensed and registered with the appropriate state agencies. The VIPPS program was designed by the NABP to give consumers a way to know which online websites are the Internet equivalent of the dependable pharmacies consumers are used to dealing with in their neighborhoods, as distinguished from "fly-by-night" cyberspace operations.
"PlanetRx.com is dedicated to the safety of consumers shopping for
pharmaceuticals on the Internet," said William Razzouk, chief executive officer of PlanetRx.com. "We are pleased to be one of the first to earn the VIPPS seal of approval and hope that it will give consumers peace of mind when selecting and using an online pharmacy. In fact, the VIPPS seal is a cornerstone of PlanetRx.com's broader commitment to the safety concerns of our customers."
VIPPS-certified pharmacies must comply with the licensing and inspection requirements of their home state, and each state in which they dispense pharmaceuticals. In addition, they must demonstrate compliance with the NABP's VIPPS criteria, including patient rights to privacy, authentication and security of prescription orders, adherence to a recognized quality assurance policy, and provision of meaningful consultation between patients and pharmacists.

National Summit of Online Pharmacies
PlanetRx.com is pleased to announce that the NABP has agreed to
participate in a Summit designed to support enforcement strategies to
protect consumers from unethical and unsafe online pharmacy actices. The Summit,which will take place on November 9 in Washington, D.C., will include leaders of the online pharmacy industry, the medical community, policy makers, and consumer advocates.
"This Summit will produce results," said Razzouk. "We want to see an industry-supported watchdog system that would use technology and industry experts to seek out -- and immediately report to regulatory authorities -- suspected sites that may be selling or prescribing medications without proper licensing."
This meeting will serve as an important first step towards ensuring a powerful mechanism for regulation making use of already existing state laws governing the pharmacy industry. The Summit participants will draft a consensus statement on best practices for responsible online pharmacies and develop an action plan to address the pressing problems raised by so-called "rogue" pharmacy sites on the Internet.

About PlanetRx.com
PlanetRx.com, Inc. (http://www.planetrx.com), a leading Internet
healthcare destination for commerce, content and community, delivers a
convenient, personalized and informed health and beauty shopping experience.
With products ranging from prescriptions to personal care items to the
latest medical information, PlanetRx.com gives consumers the ability to manage their own healthcare in a convenient and secure environment. Headquartered in South San Francisco, the company operates its own pharmacy and distribution center in Memphis, TN to ensure the highest quality customer care.
SOURCE PlanetRx.com

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/CONTACT: Amy McCarthy of Chandler Chicco Agency, 212-229-8431, for PlanetRx.com/

Web Site: /http://www.planetrx.com/



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Who Looks Good for Their Age? We Do! Say 30 to 50-Year-Olds

Posted Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 16:31 by Diane
Who Looks Good for Their Age? 'We Do!' Say 30 to 50-Year-Olds

Say It's OK to Try to Slow Down Signs of Aging;
Uncertain About Treatment Options

SKILLMAN, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest one of all? According to most 30 to 50-year-olds, the answer is "me."
Nearly seven in ten 30 to 50-year-olds think they look younger than their actual age and about two-thirds say they have fewer signs of facial aging than other people their age, according to the fourth annual Wrinkle Report(TM) survey from RENOVA(R) (tretinoin emollient cream) 0.05%. More than 1,400 men and women participated in the annual national survey which, for the first time in its history, was conducted on the Internet.
"Their 'aging' clock is ticking, but in the minds of most 30 to
50-year-olds, the second-hand has either stopped or is moving very slowly," says Robert Leitman, President and CEO, Harris Interactive, Inc., the polling firm that conducts the annual survey for RENOVA. "This age group is clearly in denial about their aging physical appearance. It is statistically impossible for two in three people to look younger than their actual age to others."
But, while today's attitudes about individual appearance virtually
mirror those sentiments expressed by 1,200 U.S. Baby Boomers in the first Wrinkle Report (1996), the collective 30 to 50-year-old mind-set about dealing with aging has changed. Compared to three years ago, today's 30 to 50-year-old is less likely to believe "people should allow nature to take its course and not try to change the way they look," and more likely to believe "people should do whatever they wish to slow down the signs of aging."
Women are more apt than men to worry about a changing appearance as they age, more likely to be bothered by having wrinkles and/or brown spots, and more likely to consider seeking assistance from a dermatologist for facial signs of aging. Nearly five out of ten women with wrinkles or brown spots say they would consider seeing a dermatologist to discuss possible treatments, compared to about three in ten men.
Yet, when it comes to treating these conditions, more than half of
30 to 50-year-olds are skeptical that there are successful remedies for treating wrinkles or brown spots. This finding offers a marked contrast to dermatologists' views on the subject. Nine out of ten dermatologists surveyed in 1998's Wrinkle Report III survey said there are effective ways to treat both these conditions.
"Consumer confusion and uncertainty is understandable given the
countless number of products that claim they can magically fix these conditions," says Deborah Sarnoff, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University. "The good news is that dermatologists have access to a vast array of medically proven treatments to help reduce or eliminate wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of aging and improve the overall appearance of skin."
For most of their patients interested in treating wrinkles, nearly three in five (58%) dermatologists said they recommend a prescription wrinkle cream, such as RENOVA, according to last year's Wrinkle Report survey of 201 dermatologists. Over-the-counter wrinkle creams, including alpha hydroxy acids (22%) and retinol (19%) were the next most widely recommended treatments, followed by chemical peels (12%), cosmetic laser surgery (6%),
collagen injections (3%), cosmetic plastic surgery (3%), and Botox(R)
injections (2%).
For most patients interested in treating brown spots, at least half of the dermatologists said they recommend bleaching creams (58%) and a prescription wrinkle cream, such as RENOVA (51%). In many instances, dermatologists said they use a combination of treatments for wrinkles and brown spots.
"A dermatologist has been trained to identify the most effective
treatments for these conditions and will work with you to find the
treatments best suited for your skin and lifestyle," notes Dr. Sarnoff.

Other key findings of Wrinkle Report IV include:

-- Facial wrinkles and brown spots far outrank gray hair, hair loss, and extra weight or love handles as the leading indicator of a person's age. As they get older, however, 30 to 50 year-olds are more likely to worry about gaining weight (74%) than getting wrinkles (45%), brown spots (40%), their hair turning gray (36%), or losing their hair (36%).

-- Although only a small percentage says they have a lot of facial wrinkles, two-thirds admit to having at least a few wrinkles. Only one in five (21%) say they have at least a few brown spots on their face.

-- Women are more likely than men to believe they appear younger than others their age and that they have fewer signs of aging than their peers.

-- Women spend an average of about 19 minutes a day on their facial appearance. Men, on average spend about 11 minutes. Close to half (45%) of women, but only a quarter (24%) of men aged 30 to 50, say that they have devoted more time to their facial appearance as they have grown older.

-- Nearly half of 30 to 50-year-olds say they do not use sunscreen or a moisturizer on their face. Women are more likely than men to use both products.

While using RENOVA, patients may experience some redness, itching,
dryness, or flaking. This is most often mild, and most common when
treatment is started. When using RENOVA, as with any other anti-aging or skin-care product, patients should limit exposure to the sun and always use a sunscreen.
Like other prescription medications, RENOVA has been tested for safety and effectiveness. While it will not repair sun damaged skin, eliminate wrinkles, or reverse the aging process, it is proven to reduce fine wrinkles, fade brown spots and smooth surface roughness.
RENOVA has been proven effective in clinical trials lasting 48 weeks in Caucasians 30 to 50 years old. RENOVA is a dermal irritant, and the results of continued irritation for greater than 48 weeks are not known, safety and effectiveness in individuals over 50 or in those with moderately or heavily pigmented skin have not been established.
For more information on RENOVA, call 1-800-64-RENOVA (647-3368) or visit http://www.wrinklereport.com to register for a $10 gift certificate towards the purchase of RENOVA when prescribed by a doctor.

Wrinkle Report IV was conducted April 26-April 29, 1999 by Harris
Interactive, Inc. on behalf of RENOVA (R) (tretinoin emollient cream) 0.05% for Ortho Dermatological.


SOURCE Ortho Dermatological

-0- 09/15/1999

CONTACT: Gary Esterow of Ortho Dermatological, 908-904-3365, or
gestero@odius.jnj.com, or Laura Pesin, lpesin@lippetaylor.com, or Danielle Lewis, dlewis@lippetaylor.com, both of Lippe Taylor, 212-598-4400/

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PROCTER & GAMBLE MOVES TO A SALES-BASED COMPENSATION

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 17:24 by Diane
CINCINNATI, Sept. 15, 1999 - P&G is announcing a major
change in its current advertising agency compensation system.
Effective July 1, 2000, P&G will pay its advertising agencies
a percentage of global brand sales, versus today's commissions
based on media spending. The new sales-based compensation model
aligns agency growth with P&G growth, encourages holistic,
media-neutral marketing, and compensates based on global results.

"Our overarching objective is to increase top line sales growth,"
says Bob Wehling, P&G's global marketing officer. "We and our
agencies are convinced that this new compensation system will
keep us focused on achieving that goal."

"This change in the way we are compensated reinforces our shared
commitment to increase P&G sales growth and helps stimulate
the continued growth of their advertising agency partners,"
comments Kevin Roberts, chief executive officer, Saatchi &
Saatchi.

GROWTH-BASED COMPENSATION

The new system closely aligns agency compensation to P&G sales
by tying its compensation structure to each brand's total
annual sales. It is intended to reward agencies for driving
global top-line growth. "By increasing our focus to building
large
brands, we will apply our resources toward those projects having
the greatest potential for strengthening the business to the
benefit
of P&G and its agencies," said Roger Haupt, incoming president
and
chief executive officer, Leo Burnett.

"It's really simple: As we grow, our agencies grow," added
Wehling.
"I can't think of a better way to align around common objectives.
It will simplify our efforts and keep us all focused on the end
goal - increased brand sales."

Holistic, Media-Neutral Marketing

P&G's current compensation system rewards its agencies based on
a straight percentage of total media spending. This leads to
marketing plans that are heavily skewed toward traditional media.
"The old system has its inherent flaws - plans tend to favor
television and print to the exclusion of the Internet, direct
mail
and other options," says Ed Meyer, chairman and chief executive
officer, Grey Advertising, Inc. "With this new system, we will be
encouraged to create holistic marketing plans that drive the
growth
of our brands. Our rewards will be based not on which media we
used,
but on successful business-building ideas and programs."

Global Planning

Consistent with P&G's Organization 2005 restructuring, this
system
will compensate agencies globally. "This new structure empowers
us
to better align our talent and resources, break down geographic
barriers and focus on global growth of P&G's brands," explains
Arthur Selkowitz, chairman and chief executive officer of D'Arcy
Masius, Benton & Bowles.

Collective Effort

The new system results from a collaborative effort between P&G
and its agencies, aimed at ensuring both are positioned for
success in the changing media and marketing environment.

The change to the compensation system follows a significant
adjustment to P&G's agency conflict policy, which was effective
Jan. 1, 1999. The new policy is less restrictive and gives P&G
agencies more opportunity to grow their business with all
clients.
"We want our agencies to be as strong as possible so that the
best
talent in the world can be hired to work on our business,"
says Wehling.

"We love this change," comments Pat McGrath, chairman and chief
executive officer, Jordan McGrath Case & Partners/EURO RSCG.
"It's
all about increasing agency revenues as a result of bigger,
better business building ideas and not just bigger media
budgets. Hallelujah!"

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reserved. For personal use only. Commercial use or
redistribution in any form, printed or electronic is
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Exelixis Pharmac

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 17:22 by Diane
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Exelixis Pharmaceuticals Announce Unique Genetic Model Systems Alliance; Collaboration Represents a Novel Approach To Target Validation for New Medicines

PRINCETON, N.J. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristol-
Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today
announced they have entered into a three-year research collaboration to
identify novel, validated targets for new medicines using model system
genetics. Exelixis will utilize its proprietary technology to determine the
molecular targets of compounds provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb. As part of
the collaboration, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Exelixis will share certain core
technologies in genomics and lead optimization.
Under the terms of the agreement, Bristol-Myers Squibb will provide
Exelixis with research funding and additional payments subject to the
achievement of research and commercialization milestones. Exelixis, a leading
model systems genetics, genomics and informatics company, will contribute to
the work of Bristol-Myers Squibb's internal Department of Applied Genomics.
Both companies have programs in model system genetics, the study of organisms
such as yeast, worms (C. elegans) and fruit flies (Drosophila), to better
understand disease genetics in humans. Many genes and gene functions present
in these model systems are conserved in humans, but are much easier to study
in these simpler genetic systems.
"Our collaboration with Exelixis is the first of its kind in human
pharmaceuticals. We'll be using model system genetics to identify validated
targets by analyzing the mechanism of action of compounds. Target validation
has traditionally been a key bottleneck in the search for new therapies, so
we're particularly excited about this approach," said Elliott Sigal, M.D.,
Ph.D., senior vice president, Early Discovery and Applied Technology, Bristol-
Myers Squibb. "This is part of our overall strategy to externally align and
internally integrate, meaning that we partner with companies, like Exelixis,
that offer the most promising technology and approaches in specialized areas.
Then, our scientists can apply this knowledge across our pipeline of new
compounds so we can bring the most innovative medicines forward."
Commenting on the partnership, Geoffrey Duyk, M.D., Ph.D., chief
scientific officer, Exelixis, said, "This collaboration with Bristol-Myers
Squibb leverages our ability to use our target-based model genetic systems to
rapidly identify pharmaceutical targets. The Mechanism of Action (MOA)
Program, the foundation of which is based on employing our core expertise in
genetics, was built upon our successful work in agriculture. However, we soon
realized that the pharmaceutical industry could also benefit from an
efficient, rapid approach to determine the mechanism of action of compounds.
We anticipate that this will be the first in a series of collaborations
focused on the research derived from our MOA Program."
As part of the collaboration, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Exelixis will
exchange certain core technologies in genomics and lead optimization.
Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire Exelixis technology including a sublicense
to the patented P-element technology, tools to manipulate genes in Drosophila
and C. elegans, and access to the company's Drosophila proprietary EST
database, FlyTag(TM). Exelixis will acquire proprietary BMS lead optimization
technology. Exelixis will utilize this technology together with other assets
to further develop their own internal discovery efforts.
"The lead optimization technology obtained from BMS is a powerful
complement to the technology recently acquired from MetaXen. The acquisition
of this technology is an important step towards building a world-class drug
discovery capability at Exelixis. The technology exchange with BMS is a very
interesting aspect to our relationship that will have significant benefits for
both companies," stated George Scangos, Ph.D., president and chief executive
officer, Exelixis.
Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., through its alliance with Artemis
Pharmaceuticals, represents the premiere model system genetics organization
focused on the identification and validation of novel screening targets and
proteins for the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural, and animal health
industries. Their PathFinder(TM) Technology utilizes a systematic genetics
approach in model organisms including Drosophila, C. elegans, zebrafish and
mice to identify critical genes in disease and physiological pathways,
determine functional relationships and select optimal targets for
intervention. Exelixis research programs include the areas of CNS,
inflammation, metabolic disease, oncology, and agricultural biotechnology.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a diversified worldwide health and personal care
company whose principal businesses are pharmaceuticals, consumer medicines,
beauty care, nutritionals, and medical devices. It is a leading maker of
innovative therapies for cardiovascular, metabolic and infectious diseases,
central nervous system and dermatological disorders, and cancer. The company
is a leader in consumer medicines, orthopaedic devices, ostomy care, wound
management, nutritional supplements, infant formulas, and hair and skin care
products.

Visit Bristol-Myers Squibb on the World Wide Web at http://www.bms.com.
Information about Exelixis including news releases is available on the
Company's website at http://www.exelixis.com.



CONTACT: Sylvia D. Sharockman of Bristol-Myers Squibb, 609-252-3390, or

George Scangos, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Exelixis Pharmaceuticals,
650-825-2201, or Tony Russo, Ph.D., Noonan/Russo Communications, 212-696-4455.

SOURCE Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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George Scangos, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Exelixis Pharmaceuticals,
650-825-2201, or Tony Russo, Ph.D., of Noonan/Russo Communications,
212-696-4455/
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Snyder Healthcare Services (Ventiv Health) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Announce Landmark Co-Promotion Agreement

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 17:11 by Diane
- Agreement Signals Transformation of Outsourcing Industry -

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Snyder Healthcare Services, Inc.
(Ventiv Health), a division of Snyder Communications, Inc. (NYSE: SNC) and
Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced a landmark co-promotion
agreement which provides Bristol-Myers Squibb with sales force support and
strategic market analysis to drive share for two of its product lines.
Financial terms of the six-year agreement were not disclosed.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ventiv Health will provide 725 full-time
sales representatives, deployed as two separate sales teams, through its
Ventiv Health U.S. Sales. These teams will detail Cefzil (cefprozil), for
antibiotic therapy, and Monopril (fosinopril sodium), for the treatment of
hypertension. Additionally, the Health Products Research (HPR) division of
Ventiv Health will provide market analysis, which Bristol-Myers Squibb will
incorporate into its marketing plan for the cardiovascular and antibiotic
areas. Sales representatives will be in the field, marketing these products,
in the third quarter of 1999.
"This agreement, building on our original five-year alliance with
Bristol-Myers Squibb, highlights the potential of our integrated approach to
providing strategic marketing and sales services to leaders in the
pharmaceutical industry," said Daniel M. Snyder, chief executive officer of
Snyder Communications, Inc.
"Ventiv is a leader in providing both the analysis and the sales staff
that pharmaceutical companies need in order to succeed in an increasingly
competitive market. Our expertise in market analysis, sales force development
and medical education gives us the flexibility to provide this kind of
solution. We are pleased to continue our relationship with a premier
organization such as Bristol-Myers Squibb," added Eran Broshy, chief executive
officer of Snyder Healthcare Services (Ventiv Health).
"We are very pleased to be working with Ventiv Health," said Rick Lane,
President of the U.S. Pharmaceutical Group and Global Marketing Group for
Bristol-Myers Squibb. "This agreement allows us to optimize current resources
for our existing products while giving us the ability to dedicate the
necessary resources behind those products awaiting approval later this year."
Snyder Healthcare Services (Ventiv Health, Inc.), with a rich history of
providing innovative sales and marketing solutions, will shortly be spun off
from Snyder Communications as an independent company focused exclusively on
serving healthcare and life sciences companies. Upon conclusion of the spin
off, Snyder Healthcare Services will begin operations as Ventiv Health, Inc.
The company offers a broad range of integrated sales and marketing services
including: educational programs targeted to physicians, specially-designed
strategic marketing plans and sales execution utilizing its own extensive
sales network. The company recorded $321.5 million in revenue for 1998,
generating pre-tax income, exclusive of non-recurring acquisition charges, in
excess of $42.6 million. Clients include some of the leading pharmaceutical
companies including Bausch & Lomb, Baxter, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli
Lilly, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Glaxo Wellcome, Johnson & Johnson, Merck,
Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Roche and Yamanouchi. Snyder Healthcare
(Ventiv Health) employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a diversified worldwide health and personal care
company whose principal businesses are pharmaceuticals, consumer medicines,
beauty care, nutritionals and medical devices. It is a leading maker of
innovative therapies for cardiovascular, metabolic and infectious diseases,
central nervous system and dermatological disorders, and cancer. The company
is a leader in orthopaedic devices, ostomy care, wound management, nutritional
supplements, infant formulas, and hair and skin care products.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the
company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future
results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors
include, without limitation, the risk that growth and development efforts will
not produce the desired results, uncertainties related to the time required to
complete growth and development, uncertainties related to achieving public
company status, uncertainties related to market acceptance of services being
offered and developed as well as the services' ability to compete successfully
with other services in the market. Readers of this press release are referred
to the Snyder Communication's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including the Form 10 for Ventiv Health on file with the SEC for
further discussion of these and other factors which could affect future
results.



SOURCE Snyder Healthcare Services, Inc.


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/NOTE TO EDITORS: This release is also available on the Internet at:


http://www.noonanrusso.com./


/CONTACT: Eran Broshy, CEO of Snyder Healthcare Services, 212-768-8000;


or Robert F. Laverty of Bristol-Myers Squibb, 609-897-3049; or media -


Stephanie Seiler, Ph.D. of Noonan-Russo Communications, Inc., 212-696-4455,


ext. 212; or investors - Clay Perfall of Snyder Communications, Inc.,


301-571-6270/


Web Site: /http://www.noonanrusso.com/

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SmartStyle Opens in Mattoon, IL

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 9:28 by Diane
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999

Contact: Lana Mitchell, Manager, 217-235-4262

SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN MATTOON
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Mattoon will now have quality, convenient hair services with the
opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the Wal-Mart
SuperCenter, 101 Dettro Drive. SmartStyle offers a full range of
services for the entire family and caters to people who
appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following
specials September 17-18: $8 haircuts for adults, $7 haircuts for
kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products
like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis,
Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a
short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great
styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting,
coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly
service," says Lana Mitchell, manager. "Our stylists are
continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring
and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is
unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every
stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through
comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos
led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the
salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a
family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner
and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons
worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look
to smartstyle.com on the Web.

###

SmartStyle Opens in Scottsboro

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 9:26 by Diane
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999

Contact: Denise Smith, Manager, 256-259-2588

SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN SCOTTSBORO
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Scottsboro will now have quality, convenient hair services with
the opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the
Wal-Mart SuperCenter, 24833 John T. Reid Parkway. SmartStyle
offers a full range of services for the entire family and caters
to people who appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following
specials September 15-16: $8 haircuts for adults, $7 haircuts for
kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products
like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis,
Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a
short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great
styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting,
coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly
service," says Denise Smith, manager. "Our stylists are
continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring
and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is
unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every
stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through
comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos
led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the
salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a
family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner
and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons
worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look
to smartstyle.com on the Web.

###

SmartStyle Opens in Ankeny, IA

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 9:25 by Diane
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999

Contact: Bridgette Hagge, Manager, 515-963-7918

SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN ANKENY
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Ankeny will now have quality, convenient hair services with the
opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the Wal-Mart
SuperCenter, 1002 Southeast National Drive. SmartStyle offers a
full range of services for the entire family and caters to people
who appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following
specials September 15-16: $8 haircuts for adults, $7 haircuts for
kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products
like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis,
Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a
short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great
styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting,
coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly
service," says Bridgette Hagge, manager. "Our stylists are
continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring
and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is
unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every
stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through
comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos
led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the
salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a
family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner
and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons
worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look
to smartstyle.com on the Web.

###

SmartStyle Opens in Newton, IA

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 9:24 by Diane
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999

Contact: Tina Berloff, Manager, 515-787-9311

SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN NEWTON
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Newton will now have quality, convenient hair services with the
opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the Wal-Mart
SuperCenter, 300 East 31st Street South. SmartStyle offers a full
range of services for the entire family and caters to people who
appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following
specials September 15-16: $8 haircuts for adults, $7 haircuts for
kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products
like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis,
Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a
short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great
styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting,
coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly
service," says Tina Berloff, manager. "Our stylists are
continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring
and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is
unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every
stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through
comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos
led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the
salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a
family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner
and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons
worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look
to smartstyle.com on the Web.

###

SmartStyle Opens in Flowood, MS

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 9:23 by Diane
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999
Contact: Colleen Semsar, Area Supervisor, 601-992-3995

SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN FLOWOOD
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Flowood will now have quality, convenient hair services with the
opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the Wal-Mart
SuperCenter, 5341 Lakeland Drive. SmartStyle offers a full range
of services for the entire family and caters to people who
appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following
specials September 15-16: $8 haircuts for adults, $7 haircuts for
kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products
like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis,
Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a
short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great
styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting,
coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly
service," says Colleen Semsar, area supervisor. "Our stylists are
continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring
and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is
unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every
stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through
comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos
led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the
salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a
family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner
and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons
worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look
to smartstyle.com on the Web.

###

MasterCuts Opens in Charleston, WV

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 9:23 by Diane
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999
Media Contact: Hank Hensley, Manager, 304-342-6662

MASTERCUTS FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN CHARLESTON
Salon Features Great Styles at Affordable Prices


Charleston will now have convenient, quality hair services with
the opening of the MasterCuts Family Hair Salon in Charleston
Center Mall. During the grand opening, MasterCuts will offer the
following specials September 17-19: $5 haircuts for adults, $4
haircuts for kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care
products like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken,
Regis, Sebastian, and others.

"MasterCuts lives up to its name by giving its customers great
styles at a reasonable price. We always stress quality
haircutting and quick, friendly service," says Hank Hensley,
MasterCuts manager. "MasterCuts caters to customers that want to
get a haircut on the spur of the moment, and still only pay for
the services they need."

As a division of the Minneapolis-based Regis Corporation,
MasterCuts ensures every stylist is trained to the latest hair
fashion through comprehensive education including regular
workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers
and educators in the industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a
family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner
and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons
worldwide.

To find nearby MasterCuts locations call 1-800-888-1117, or look
to mastercuts.com on the Web.

###

MasterCuts Opens in Gallup, NM

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 9:22 by Diane
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999
Media Contact: Johnson Livingston, Manager, 505-863-8800

MASTERCUTS FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN GALLUP
Salon Features Great Styles at Affordable Prices


Gallup will now have convenient, quality hair services with the
opening of the MasterCuts Family Hair Salon in Rio West Mall.
During the grand opening, MasterCuts will offer the following
specials September 17-19: $5 haircuts for adults and kids, plus
20 percent off all professional hair care products like Biolage,
Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis, Sebastian, and
others.

"MasterCuts lives up to its name by giving its customers great
styles at a reasonable price. We always stress quality
haircutting and quick, friendly service," says Johnson
Livingston, MasterCuts manager. "MasterCuts caters to customers
that want to get a haircut on the spur of the moment, and still
only pay for the services they need."

As a division of the Minneapolis-based Regis Corporation,
MasterCuts ensures every stylist is trained to the latest hair
fashion through comprehensive education including regular
workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers
and educators in the industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a
family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner
and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons
worldwide.

To find nearby MasterCuts locations call 1-800-888-1117, or look
to mastercuts.com on the Web.

###

MasterCuts Opens in Charlotte, NC

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 9:20 by Diane
For Immediate Release


September 9, 1999
Media Contact: Darlene Hayes, Area Supervisor, 704-979-7997

MASTERCUTS FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN CHARLOTTE
Salon Features Great Styles at Affordable Prices


Charlotte will now have convenient, quality hair services with
the opening of the MasterCuts Family Hair Salon in Concord Mills
Mall. During the grand opening, MasterCuts will offer the
following specials September 16-18: $5 haircuts for adults and
kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products
like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis,
Sebastian, and others.

"MasterCuts lives up to its name by giving its customers great
styles at a reasonable price. We always stress quality
haircutting and quick, friendly service," says Darlene Hayes,
MasterCuts area supervisor. "MasterCuts caters to customers that
want to get a haircut on the spur of the moment, and still only
pay for the services they need."

As a division of the Minneapolis-based Regis Corporation,
MasterCuts ensures every stylist is trained to the latest hair
fashion through comprehensive education including regular
workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers
and educators in the industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a
family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner
and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons
worldwide.

To find nearby MasterCuts locations call 1-800-888-1117, or look
to mastercuts.com on the Web.

Procter & Gamble To Launch Physique

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - 1:35 by BeautyCare.com
Procter & Gamble To Launch Physique
September 8, 1999

CINCINNATI, - Procter & Gamble announced today the introduction of Physique, a fundamentally different hair styling line rooted in science and
specifically designed to help consumers achieve the hair style they want. The full line of styling shampoos, conditioners, gels, mousses, creams,
lotions, pomade and sprays will be available in the U.S. and Puerto Rico beginning in January, 2000.

"Physique pairs our deep consumer understanding with our significant global expertise and resources in science and technology to satisfy the
number one unmet consumer need in hair care today, the ability to finally achieve the style they want," said A. G. Lafley, president of Global
Beauty Care at Procter & Gamble. "We believe Physique has the potential to be one of our core beauty care brands."

The product line includes styling shampoos, conditioners, gels, mousses, creams, lotions, pomade and sprays, each developed as part of a
styling regimen. There are five styling regimens (Volumizing, Smooth and Contouring, Easy Styling, Intense Moisturizing, and Color Bright), as
well as specialty styling products. The styling regimen approach simplifies the product selection process for consumers, as they need only know
the style they wish to achieve and then they can select the right products for their style from that regimen. Physique features sleek, silver
packaging with the scientific and artful images of a sigma and an ellipse, to create a distinctive and upscale look. The complete line carries a
new signature fragrance, called "Eau," designed specifically for Physique.

"Physique will liberate consumers so they can achieve the style they've always wanted and couldn't get before," says Jane Wildman, general
manager for Physique. "With Physique, we're introducing more than a new brand; we're creating a new category and shopping experience
through the Physique StyleZone, which will change the way our customers and consumers think about hair care. In fact, Physique doubled the
category growth rate in learning market."

The Physique in-store experience will introduce a new dimension to hair care shopping, the Physique StyleZone. The StyleZone embodies the
Physique philosophy of combining science and style in an upscale retail presentation that features a self-serve environment.

Breakthrough formulas are the backbone of the entire Physique line. Each product is designed to work together and provides styling benefits to
help consumers achieve their desired style. Styling starts in the shower with the first application of Physique Shampoo and Conditioner and
continues with the mousse, lotion, cream, pomade, gel and Styling Spray. It concludes with consumers achieving the style they want. The Styling
Spray is a great example of the innovation Physique offers, both for its formula and packaging.

"Physique Styling Spray offers a patented formula with a new polymer that forms strong, but flexible bonds between hairs. When the Styling
Spray is used a part of a regimen system, style hold can last up to twenty hours. The unique shroud sprayer packaging, with six patents to date,
helps put styling hold droplets where they're needed to maintain the style you've created," according to Antonio Hidalgo, associate director, hair
care product development. "Our research shows 90% of consumers prefer the Physique Styling Aerosol Spray to their current hairspray."

Physique will be supported nationally through a print and broadcast advertising campaign created by Saatchi & Saatchi. The campaign, which
breaks in January 2000, is fundamentally different for Procter & Gamble and underscores the liberating personality of the brand and
cutting-edge nature of its science. The brand will also be supported by unique sampling and promotional events nationwide. The recommended
retail price of Physique will range from $7 to $10.

Procter & Gamble markets approximately 300 brands to nearly five billion consumers in over 140 countries. P&G's beauty business had over
$7.5 Billion in global sales in 1998/99. Its beauty brands include Pantene Pro-V, Vidal Sassoon, Head & Shoulders, Oil of Olay, SK-II, Max
Factor, Cover Girl, Giorgio, Hugo, Old Spice and Safeguard. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, P&G has on the ground operations in over 70
countries and employs more than 110,000 employees worldwide.

Procter & Gamble and Institutional Venture Partners Launch reflect.com, the First Interactive, Personalized Beauty Company

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - 1:18 by BeautyCare.com
Procter & Gamble and Institutional Venture Partners Launch reflect.com, the First Interactive, Personalized Beauty Company
September 13, 1999

reflect.com Contact:
Eileen Stanley, Edelman Public Relations,
(650) 968-4033 x2764
P&G Contacts:
Mindy M. Patton, P&G,
(513) 945-8039
Tracey L. Long, P&G,
(513)945-9845
IVP Contact:
Abigail Johnson, Roeder-Johnson,
(650) 802-1850 x301


New Company Combines the Power of the Fortune 20 with the Prowess of Silicon Valley To Usher in a New Era in Consumer
Business

CINCINNATI, Ohio and MENLO PARK, Calif., - The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) today
announced the formation of reflect.com, a stand-alone Internet company that will create a new interactive business model that provides an
innovative, personalized approach to beauty. Funding from P&G and IVP for the new company totals $50 million. Reflect.com will launch the first
personalized line of beauty products and services created for and available solely through the Internet.

Reflect.com's first offering, an interactive, personalized women's beauty experience, will launch prior to the 1999 holiday season. Personalized
beauty products, based on over 50,000 possible product and packaging combinations, will be available when the product and service site
launches later this year. Interested users are encouraged to pre-register now at www.reflect.com to receive notification when the service is
available.

"The launch of reflect.com is a new building block that will help accelerate our growth," said Durk I. Jager, chairman and CEO of P&G. "We
chose to form reflect.com as a stand-alone company to blend P&G's strengths in consumer knowledge and product innovation with the on-line
savvy and speed of Silicon Valley. This will allow us to learn how to bring personalized products and services to consumers on-line."

"Reflect.com will undoubtedly quickly emerge as a leading Internet brand," said Tim Haley, IVP partner. "Unlike other companies that use the
Internet as just an extension of their bricks-and-mortar enterprises, reflect.com is a new type of business model that will reap the best from both
the Internet and consumer worlds. Reflect.com represents the next phase in the evolution of e-commerce-- integrating content, community and
new brand development with commerce. This company will be the first to take Internet commerce to a new level of customization and service."

Reflect.com will be headquartered in the Silicon Valley area. The board of directors includes A.G. Lafley, president of global beauty care and
North America at P&G; Clayton C. Daley, chief financial officer of P&G; Tim Haley, IVP partner; and Geoff Yang, IVP partner. The existing board
members will select and add to the board the reflect.com CEO and an independent director in the months to come. Lafley will serve as interim
CEO while the search for a CEO is underway. Denis Beausejour, vice president of global marketing for P&G, will lead the project team through
the start-up. P&G holds the majority equity stake in the company with the balance being held by IVP and reflect.com employees.

"P&G is a leader in understanding and responding to women's beauty needs," said A.G. Lafley, president of global beauty care and North
America at Procter and Gamble. "With reflect.com, we are creating a truly unique consumer shopping and bonding experience. Reflect.com will
be much more than just a place to buy beauty products; it will harness the power of the Internet to offer real personalization that will delight
consumers and set the standard for beauty products and services on-line."

Procter & Gamble markets approximately 300 brands to nearly five billion consumers in over 140 countries. P&G's beauty business had over
$7.5 billion in global sales in 1998/99. Its beauty brands include Pantene Pro-V, Vidal Sassoon, Head & Shoulders, Oil of Olay, SK-II, Max
Factor, Cover Girl, Giorgio, Hugo Boss, Old Spice and Safeguard. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, P&G has on the ground operations in over
70 countries and employs more than 110,000 employees worldwide.

IVP is one of the oldest venture capital firms in the Silicon Valley, with more than $1 billion under management and such successful investments
as Seagate, Bay Networks, Excite, MMC Networks, Juniper, Ask Jeeves and TiVo. IVP is combining with another leading venture capital firm,
Brentwood Venture Capital, to form a new venture capital firm focused exclusively on next-generation broadband Internet opportunities and
digital TV. Yang and Haley are partners of both IVP and the new firm; reflect.com is the new firm's first announced investment.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There
are certain factors that could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made. These factors are listed
in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the Company's most recently filed Form 10-K.

SmartStyle Opens in Sumiton, AL

Posted Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 13:54 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999
Contact: Erica Davis, Salon Manager, 205-648-3971

SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN SUMITON
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Sumiton will now have quality, convenient hair services with the opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the Wal-Mart SuperCenter, 690 Highway 78. SmartStyle offers a full range of services for the entire family and caters to people who appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following specials September 15-16: $8 haircuts for adults, $7 haircuts for kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis, Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting, coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly service," says Erica Davis, manager. "Our stylists are continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look to smartstyle.com on the Web.

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SmartStyle Opens in Asheboro, NC

Posted Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 13:51 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999
Contact: Amy Hall, Salon Manager, 336-626-6411

SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN ASHEBORO
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Asheboro will now have quality, convenient hair services with the opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the Wal-Mart SuperCenter, 1226 East Dixie Drive. SmartStyle offers a full range of services for the entire family and caters to people who appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following specials September 15-16: $5 haircuts for adults, $4 haircuts for kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis, Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting, coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly service," says Amy Hall, manager. "Our stylists are continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look to smartstyle.com on the Web.

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SmartStyle Opens in Pasadena, TX

Posted Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 13:51 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999
Contact: Sharon Robinson, Salon Manager, 713-920-0026


SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN PASADENA
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Pasadena will now have quality, convenient hair services with the opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the Wal-Mart SuperCenter, 1107 South Shaver Street. SmartStyle offers a full range of services for the entire family and caters to people who appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following specials September 15-16: $8 haircuts for adults, $7 haircuts for kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis, Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting, coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly service," says Sharon Robinson, manager. "Our stylists are continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look to smartstyle.com on the Web.

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SmartStyle Opens in Galax, VA

Posted Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 12:14 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999
Contact: Denise Webb, Salon Manager, 540-236-1836

SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN GALAX
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Galax will now have quality, convenient hair services with the opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the Wal-Mart SuperCenter, 1140 East Stuart Drive. SmartStyle offers a full range of services for the entire family and caters to people who appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following specials September 15-16: $5 haircuts for adults, $4 haircuts for kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis, Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting, coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly service," says Denise Webb, manager. "Our stylists are continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look to smartstyle.com on the Web.

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MasterCuts Opens in Danvers, MA

Posted Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 12:13 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

September 9, 1999
Media Contact: Heather Bullamore, Manager, 978-774-6444



MASTERCUTS FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN DANVERS
Salon Features Great Styles at Affordable Prices


Danvers will now have convenient, quality hair services with the opening of the MasterCuts Family Hair Salon in Liberty Tree Mall. During the grand opening, MasterCuts will offer the following specials September 17-19: $5 haircuts for adults and kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis, Sebastian, and others.

"MasterCuts lives up to its name by giving its customers great styles at a reasonable price. We always stress quality haircutting and quick, friendly service," says Heather Bullamore, MasterCuts manager. "MasterCuts caters to customers that want to get a haircut on the spur of the moment, and still only pay for the services they need."

As a division of the Minneapolis-based Regis Corporation, MasterCuts ensures every stylist is trained to the latest hair fashion through comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons worldwide.

To find nearby MasterCuts locations call 1-800-888-1117, or look to mastercuts.com on the Web.

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Regis Names Joel Wiens Vice President of Information Technology

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 15:19 by BeautyCare.com
Contact:
Regis Corporation: Andrea Johnson 612/947-7529


REGIS NAMES JOEL WIENS VICE PRESIDENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


Minneapolis, MN (August 9, 1999) - Regis Corporation (Nasdaq: RGIS) announced today that Joel Wiens has been promoted to Vice President of Information Technology, reporting to Randy L. Pearce, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

Mr. Wiens has been Business Technology Director for Regis since August, 1998. In this position, he has implemented an array of initiatives that have enabled Regis' information services to serve the organization more effectively and efficiently. This includes Y2K conversions, strategic planning and project prioritizing, development of a new order-tracking system, and integration of new acquisitions.

"Joel's leadership and technological expertise has been integral in supporting the continued growth of the Regis Corporation. Under his direction, our information services are adding value and efficiencies to our entire organization - from our salons to our distribution centers to our corporate headquarters," says Randy Pearce.

Mr. Wiens has nearly 20 years of business and technology experience. Prior to joining Regis, he was the Global Account Manager for Electronic Data Systems serving St. Jude Medical in St. Paul. He has also held management and technology positions with Kimberly Clark, Wisconsin Power and Light, and National Car Rental.

Regis Corporation, based in Minneapolis, operates and franchises more than 5,000 salons in six divisions (Regis Salons, Strip Center Salons (primarily Supercuts and Cost Cutters), MasterCuts, Trade Secret, Wal-Mart/SmartStyle Family Hair Salons and International) and has more than 30,000 employees worldwide.
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Progressions Salon Helps Girl's Dream Come True

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 15:11 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

August 12, 1999

Media Contact: Andrea Johnson, Public Relations Manager, (612) 947-7529


PROGRESSIONS SALON HELPS GIRL'S DREAM COME TRUE

After months of rallying back from near death after an aneurysm put her in a coma, 13-year-old Ashlee Griffin of Salt Lake City, UT, had one dream - to visit the Mall of America and get a makeover.

Her dream come true on July 26, when the Make-a-Wish Foundation flew her to the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, and treated her to a complete makeover at Progressions Salon, the Mall of America's only AVEDA concept salon. Ashlee spent the day being pampered, taking in a facial, manicure, haircut and make-up session.

The Make-a-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to granting wishes of children ages 2 1/2 to 18 with life-threatening or terminal illness. The Minnesota Make-a-Wish program serves approximately 140 children per year.

Progressions was opened in November by the Regis Corporation and is located directly outside of Nordstrom on the Mall's first level. Regis is the world's largest salon owner and operator.

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Holiday Gift Ideas from Trade Secret

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 15:10 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

August 28, 1999


Media Contact: Andrea Johnson, Public Relations Manager, 612/947-7529


TRADE SECRET GIFT IDEAS MAKE THE HOLIDAYS BEAUTIFUL


Trade Secret, a full-service salon that offers more than 3,000 professional products for hair, skin and nails, can make your holidays more beautiful with salon-quality gifts at special values you can't find anywhere else. With more than 400 locations at regional malls nationwide, and gifts to fit every taste and budget, Trade Secret makes holiday shopping easy.

· Receive a free Horatio Hugs bear with a $50 Trade Secret purchase. This adorable bear sits approximately 12 inches high, features quality workmanship with movable legs and arms, and is extra cuddly with his own blue knit sweater and scarf.

· Try out TIWI and get a free gift. TIWI, Trade Secret's exclusive, affordably priced phyto-aromatherapeutic hair care line, is offering a free, long-lasting, fragrant TIWI candle with any 10 oz. TIWI shampoo and conditioner purchase. A $29 value, it's a great deal at just $17. TIWI is the world's only hair care line that brings together nature's finest ingredients for beautiful hair: Australian Blue Cypress, a natural cleanser and healer; Quinoa Protein, the world's most protein-enriched grain, and Uncarina, an African plant that heals, cleanses and rejuvenates the scalp.

· Give them a touch of elegance with Trade Secret's soft-touch cosmetic brushes. These natural-hair brushes feature a black, velvety handle accented with a single, small rhinestone. The lip, angle, sponge, blush and powder brushes have an attractive matching tray, all for only $20.

· Make beauty on the go easy. Get a colorful Jilbere travel curling iron, blowdryer and matching brush for just $19.95, or a Tortoise shell tote bag collection for just $15. The collection features an attractive tortoise shell carrying case with matching mirror, brush, hair pick, scrunchy, giant comb, teasing comb, and standard comb.

· Purchase Paul Mitchell, and bring home St. Nick, too. Purchase any 16 oz. Paul Mitchell product, and you can buy a collectable St. Nick or Angel tree-topper for just $7.98. Purchase a smaller version, to use as a tree ornament or decoration, for just $2.95 with any 8 oz. Paul Mitchell product. With porcelain head and hands, and intricately detailed clothing in festive holiday colors, the St. Nick and Angel are a beautiful addition to holiday decor.

· Get a two-for-one makeup deal. Professional-quality TS eye shadow in fashion colors are easy to blend, long lasting, available exclusively at Trade Secret, and now a better value than ever. With new TS eye-shadow duos, you get two complimentary colors in an extra-large case for easy storage. Best of all, they're just $9, so you're getting two eye shadows for the price of one.

· Check out an array of savings on your favorite salon products. Purchase gift sets of your favorite American Crew, Redken, Nexxus, Back to Basics, and other salon products for under $15.

For the nearest Trade Secret, call 1-800-888-1117, or look to the web at www.tradesecret.com.
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Trade Secret Opens in Elmira, NY

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 15:09 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release


August 19, 1999
Media Contact: Andrea Johnson, Public Relations, (612) 947-7529

TRADE SECRET SALON OPENS IN ARNOT MALL


Arnot Mall welcomes Trade Secret, a full-service salon that offers more than 3,000 professional products for hair, skin and nails. To celebrate its grand opening, Trade Secret is taking 20 percent off all products through August 31.

"Our expert stylists keep abreast of the latest trends in hairstyle and products through in-depth videos and frequent seminars by leading artistic directors and top manufacturers in the industry. For stylists who are looking for a new position, we're the ideal place to learn and grow in the field," says Evelyn Swayze, Trade Secret manager. "No salon or store carries as many professional beauty products including Paul Mitchell, Nexxus, Redken, Joico, Sebastian, KMS and others."

Trade Secret is a division of the Regis Corporation. Regis has quietly been a major influence in hair fashion as the world's largest owner, operator and franchiser of hair and retail product salons. With more than 3,500 salons worldwide and locations in nearly every U.S. mall, Regis brings style to the real world.

To find additional Trade Secret locations call 1-800-888-1117. Look for Trade Secret on the Web at www.tradesecret.com.


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REGIS NAMES BRUCE MCMAHON VICE PRESIDENT OF LOGISTICS

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 15:07 by BeautyCare.com
Contacts:
Regis Corporation
Andrea Johnson
(612) 947-7529


REGIS NAMES BRUCE MCMAHON VICE PRESIDENT OF LOGISTICS


Minneapolis, Minn. (August 11, 1999) -- Regis Corporation (Nasdaq: RGIS) announced today that Bruce McMahon has been promoted to Vice President of Logistics, reporting to Randy L. Pearce, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

Mr. McMahon, 41, has been Executive Director of Distribution for Regis since he joined the company 1995. In his new position, he will continue to oversee Regis Corporation's entire distribution network, including distribution centers in Minneapolis, Minn., and Chattanooga, Tenn.

"The growth in distribution has been significant in recent years. Retail is a fast-growing segment of the company, and distribution is critical to ensuring its success," explains Randy Pearce. "Ten years ago, we shipped $5 million in retail, this year we're shipping more than $300 million. Bruce's leadership has enabled us to effectively handle this rapid growth."

Mr. McMahon has more than 15 years experience in distribution. Prior to joining Regis, he was Director of Distribution for Musicland and Target stores. He has bachelor's degree in engineering and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Regis Corporation, based in Minneapolis, operates and franchises more than 5,000 salons in six divisions (Regis Salons, Strip Center Salons (primarily Supercuts and Cost Cutters), MasterCuts, Trade Secret, Wal-Mart/SmartStyle Family Hair Salons and International) and has more than 30,000 employees worldwide.
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Trade Secret Opens in Sterling, VA

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 15:06 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

August 20, 1999
Media Contact: Andrea Johnson, Public Relations, (612) 947-7529


TRADE SECRET SALON OPENS AT DULLES TOWN CENTER

Dulles Town Center welcomes Trade Secret, a full-service salon that offers more than 3,000 professional products for hair, skin and nails.

"Our expert stylists keep abreast of the latest trends in hairstyle and products through in-depth videos and frequent seminars by leading artistic directors and top manufacturers in the industry. For stylists who are looking for a new position, we're the ideal place to learn and grow in the field," says Linneth Feliciano, Trade Secret manager. "No salon or store carries as many professional beauty products including Paul Mitchell, Nexxus, Redken, Joico, Sebastian, KMS and others."

Trade Secret is a division of the Regis Corporation. Regis has quietly been a major influence in hair fashion as the world's largest owner, operator and franchiser of hair and retail product salons. With more than 3,500 salons worldwide and locations in nearly every U.S. mall, Regis brings style to the real world.

To find additional Trade Secret locations call 1-800-888-1117. Look for Trade Secret on the Web at www.tradesecret.com.


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REGIS CORPORATION NAMES RANDY PEARCE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 15:04 by BeautyCare.com
Contact:
Regis Corporation

Paul Finkelstein
(612) 947-7000


REGIS CORPORATION NAMES RANDY PEARCE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT,
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Promotion Recognizes Executive's Contribution to Company's Growth, Success


Minneapolis, Minn. (July 30, 1999) -- Regis Corporation (Nasdaq: RGIS) announced today that Randy L. Pearce, 44, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, reporting to Paul D. Finkelstein, Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Pearce, Chief Financial Officer since 1997, will continue to oversee financial accounting and reporting functions, treasury management, investor relations, information technology, distribution centers, insurance and risk-management. In his new role, he will become increasingly involved in all aspects of corporate operations, reporting to Paul Finkelstein.

"Randy's financial leadership and expertise has been integral in helping Regis Corporation attain impressive growth, gain respect among the investment community, and maintain financial stability," says Mr. Finkelstein.
"As a key member of our executive management team, he has added great value to our strategic planning and acquisition strategy."

Mr. Pearce, a CPA, joined Regis in 1985 after working four years in Minneapolis for Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P. He has held various positions at Regis Corporation, including Controller of the company's former department store salon division, and Vice President of Financial Reporting. In his 14 years at Regis, the company has grown from 500 salons operating in two divisions with annual sales of $135 million to more than 5,000 salons worldwide operating in six divisions with system-wide revenues of nearly $1.5 billion.

Regis Corporation, based in Minneapolis, operates and franchises more than 5,000 salons in six divisions (Regis Salons, Strip Center Salons (primarily Supercuts and Cost Cutters), MasterCuts, Trade Secret, Wal-Mart/SmartStyle Family Hair Salons and International) and has more than 30,000 employees worldwide.
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Trade Secret Opens in Blasdell, NY

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 15:02 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release
August 19, 1999
Media Contact: Andrea Johnson, Public Relations, (612) 947-7529


TRADE SECRET SALON OPENS IN MCKINLEY MALL

McKinley Mall, Blasdell, welcomes Trade Secret, a full-service salon that offers more than 3,000 professional products for hair, skin and nails. To celebrate its grand opening, Trade Secret is taking 20 percent off all products through September.

"Our expert stylists keep abreast of the latest trends in hairstyle and products through in-depth videos and frequent seminars by leading artistic directors and top manufacturers in the industry. For stylists who are looking for a new position, we're the ideal place to learn and grow in the field," says Heather Duffy, Trade Secret manager. "No salon or store carries as many professional beauty products including Paul Mitchell, Nexxus, Redken, Joico, Sebastian, KMS and others."

Trade Secret is a division of the Regis Corporation. Regis has quietly been a major influence in hair fashion as the world's largest owner, operator and franchiser of hair and retail product salons. With more than 3,500 salons worldwide and locations in nearly every U.S. mall, Regis brings style to the real world.

To find additional Trade Secret locations call 1-800-888-1117. Look for Trade Secret on the Web at www.tradesecret.com.


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Hair Reflects Rich Fall Colors

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 15:00 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

August 2, 1999


Media Contact: Andrea Johnson, Public Relations Manager, (612) 947-7529



HAIR REFLECTS RICH FALL COLORS
Focus changes from bold highlights to soft lowlights


Hair colors are changing this fall from bright, bold chunky highlights to a subtle, rich, shiny glow, says Mary Gail Hall, Senior Artistic Director for Regis Salons.
"We're adding depth and movement discreetly by giving hair a beautiful overall color, then sprinkling a powder lightener over the top to create subtle nuances of highlights," explains Mary Gail. "Hair abused with swimming and sun can greatly benefit from a demi-color splash or semi-permanent color close to the hair's natural hue. You can't find a healthier way to add shine and body."

Now is the time to explore color. Regis Salons nationwide will be offering 20 percent off color services through the month of September or a free 4 oz. Biolage Shampoo. For the nearest Regis Salon, call 1-800-777-4444, or look to the web at www.regissalons.com.

"If sun has bleached out your hair, lowlights can help," notes Mary Gail. "They deepen overly lightened hair and bring it back to its natural color, while adding vibrancy."
For additional shine and richness, Mary Gail suggests using Regis Contexture, Shining Pomade or a couple of sprays of Shining Mist.

Regis Salons, a division of the Regis Corporation, are located at more than 800 malls across North America. Regis has quietly been a major influence in hair fashion as the world's largest owner, operator and franchiser of hair and retail product salons. With more than 5,000 salons worldwide and locations in nearly every U.S. mall, Regis brings style to the real world.
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Hair Care Harmony Reopens as Images in Overland Park

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 14:58 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

June 30, 1999

Media Contact: Andrea Johnson, Public Relations Manager, 612/947-7529


New Location, Education Update Hair Care Harmony's Image


Hair Care Harmony in Oak Park Mall, Overland Park, has a new location and a new name. Today, the store has been renamed "Images Salon" and has relocated to the mall's lower level.

"We're very excited about our new location and our new look," says Vickie Hiner, salon manager. "The new salon is beautiful and elegant, with hardwood, marble, and soft lighting."

In addition to providing a fashion-forward salon environment, stylists can design the very latest hair looks. These include highlights that can appear bold or discreet depending upon how you part your hair, to a cutting technique that can turn the same old, boring style into something fabulous.

Stylists learned these skills during a recent in-salon seminar by Mary Anne D'Angelo, a member of the Regis International Training Team. She flew into town to conduct the seminar which, combined with Regis' monthly training videos, updates stylists on the latest hair fashion trends.

Hair Care Harmony was recently acquired by the Regis Corporation. Regis has quietly been a major influence in hair fashion as the world's largest owner, operator and franchiser of hair and retail product salons. With more than 5,000 salons worldwide and locations in nearly every U.S. mall, Regis brings style to the real world. Look to Regis on the web at www.regiscorp.com.
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Regis Salon Opens in Sterling, VA

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 14:58 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release
August 19, 1999

Media Contact: Patricia Didonato, Manager, 703/433-0993
Andrea Johnson, Public Relations Manager, 612/947-7529

REGIS OPENS AT DULLES TOWN CENTER
Salon to Feature 20 Percent Off Perms, Colors and Products During Grand Opening

Regis Salons, which specialize in providing fashion-forward hair services at malls nationwide, now has a location open at Dulles Town Center, Sterling, Va.
The grand opening festivities include 20 percent off perms, colors and products through
August 22.
Regis offers a complete menu of hair services, and provides a variety of hair care products including Paul Mitchell, Nexxus, and Sebastian, as well as its own line of Regis products.
A comprehensive training program, including monthly videos and in-salon seminars, ensures that each stylist is up-to-date with the latest styling techniques.
"We easily have the finest training program in the industry, and that's reflected in the quality of services we provide," says Patricia Didonato, manager of the Dulles Town Center Regis Salon. Ms. Didonato has many years of experience providing hair services to Sterling area residents.
Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.
To find the Regis Salon nearest you, call 1-800-777-4444, or refer to the website at www.regissalons.com.
Regis Salons are the flagship salons of the Regis Corporation and are located at more than 800 malls across North America. Regis has quietly been a major influence in hair fashion as the world's largest salon owner, operator and franchisor. With more than 5,000 salons worldwide and locations in nearly every U.S. mall, Regis brings style to the real world.
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Regis Salon Opens In Dover,DE

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 14:56 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

July 27, 1999

Media Contact: David Miller, Area Supervisor, 612-947-7777, ext. 1839

REGIS SALON OPENS IN DOVER

Regis Salons, which specialize in providing fashion-forward hair services at malls nationwide, now has a salon open at the Dover Mall.
Regis offers a complete menu of hair services, and provides a variety of hair care products including Paul Mitchell, TIGI and Sebastian, as well as its own line of Regis products.
A comprehensive training program, including monthly videos and in-salon seminars, ensures that each stylist is up-to-date with the latest styling techniques.
"We easily have the finest training program in the industry, and that's reflected in the quality of services we provide," says David Miller, area supervisor for Regis Salons. "For stylists who want to continually enhance their skills would enjoy working at our salons."
Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.
To find the Regis Salon nearest you, call 1-800-777-4444, or refer to the website at www.regissalons.com.
Regis Salons are the flagship salons of the Regis Corporation and are located at more than 800 malls across North America. Regis has quietly been a major influencer in hair fashion as the world's largest owner, operator and franchisor of hair and retail product salons. With more than 5,000 salons worldwide and locations in nearly every U.S. mall, Regis brings style to the real world.
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Supercuts Best of the Best Compete in Reno

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 14:55 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release
July 27, 1999

Media Contact: Andrea Johnson, Public Relations Manager, 612/947-7529
Lynn Theis, 612/947-7303; on August 10, 800-687-7733


THE SUPER BOWL OF STYLE COMES TO RENO
Supercuts' 'Best of the Best' Compete at Superstyle Competition


It's the Super Bowl of style.

Competing against the best of their region, 16 hairstylists from Supercuts salons throughout the Northwest will be vying for the top position in the Supercuts Superstyle haircutting competition August 10 at the Silver Legacy Hotel, Reno, Nev.

"Stylists spend months preparing for this event," says Melanie Ash-Peterson, Supercuts Senior Artistic Director. "They represent the best of the best from more than 200 Superstyle salons across the Northwest, so they take the competition very, very seriously."

And it's no wonder -- the first place winner receives $2,500 and the second place winner receives $1,000.

Stylists will create a look based on the Superstyle theme, "The Millenium Man." Competitors will create a style before an audience of hundreds of Supercuts stylists. Judging will be based on the total image they create for their model. Judging criteria includes the style's versatility, how well the stylist adapts the look to the model, the use of proper tools for the proper effect, balance and proportion of the haircut, proper control and handling of tools, the stylist's image and presence, and the model's image, presence and poise on the runway.

The winners will be announced during the grand finale which begins at 8 p.m., August 10, which will include spirited runway modeling by all of the contestants and their models. "It's very, very lively when the contestants and their male models hit the stage," says Ash-Peterson.

"This event showcases the pride our stylists have in their work," she continues. "It's very emotional when the top winner is announced. After all, it's a big honor to be named the best stylist among hundreds of salons."

For more information about Supercuts, call 1-800-Supercuts, or look to the web at www.supercuts.com.
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Supercuts Raises Money for Ronald McDonald House

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 14:53 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release
September 8, 1999

Media Contact: Dawn James, Supercuts, 619-989-4229
Andrea Johnson, Public Relations, 612-947-7889

SECOND ANNUAL SUPERCUTS EVENT RAISES $11,000
FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

On Sunday, August 8, hundreds of people got their hair cut at Sacramento-Stockton area Supercuts to support seriously ill children and their families. Profits from the sale of haircuts, products and other services came to more than $11,500 and every penny was contributed to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California.

"We are so impressed with the support Sacramento area residents showed for this event. Our stores were busy all day with people eager to do their part to help sick children and their families," says Dawn James, owner of 15 of the area's 25 Supercuts. "Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a valuable and compassionate service when people need it most."

This is the event's second year. Last year, Supercuts raised more than $10,000 for the Charities, which provide a home away from home for families who must travel many miles to seek medical treatment for their children. The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House is a 20-bedroom, five-building "house" that serves more than 6,000 families each year. Ronald McDonald Charities of Northern California is dedicated to supporting programs that improve the lives of children and their families through Ronald McDonald House in Sacramento, Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake and through grants to local non-profit children's programs.

Supercuts is the leader in providing affordable haircare with style. To find the nearest Supercuts, call
1-800-Supercuts, or look to the web at www.supercuts.com.

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Styling Technology Rejects Unsolicited Bid

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 11:57 by BeautyCare.com
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 7 (Reuters) - Styling Technology
Corp., which markets hair care and other beauty products, said
on Tuesday that its board had rejected an unsolicited bid to
purchase the company for $20.00 a share.
The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company's stock was up $0.63 at
$12.00 a share in late trading on Nasdaq.

SmartStyle Opens in Lancaster, SC

Posted Friday, September 3, 1999 - 11:29 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

September 3, 1999

Contact: Paula Carnes, Salon Manager, 803-286-5229


SMARTSTYLE FAMILY HAIR SALON OPENS IN LANCASTER
Full-service salon features great style at a value

Lancaster will now have quality, convenient hair services with the opening of the SmartStyle Family Hair Salon within the Wal-Mart SuperCenter, 805 Highway 9, Bypass West. SmartStyle offers a full range of services for the entire family and caters to people who appreciate great-looking hair.

During its grand opening, SmartStyle will offer the following specials September 15-16: $5 haircuts for adults, $4 haircuts for kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis, Sebastian, and others. Just stop by and sign-in. You can enjoy a short wait or continue to shop.

"SmartStyle lives up to its name by giving its customers great styles at a smart price. We emphasize quality haircutting, coloring, and perms at an exceptional value, and quick, friendly service," says Paula Carnes, manager. "Our stylists are continually updated on the latest haircutting, styling, coloring and permanent-waving techniques with a training program that is unparalleled in the salon industry."

As a division of the Regis Corporation, SmartStyle ensures every stylist is trained in the latest hair fashion through comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the salon industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons worldwide.

To find additional SmartStyle salons call (888) 888-1118, or look to smartstyle.com on the Web.

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MasterCuts Opens in Cleveland

Posted Thursday, September 2, 1999 - 13:48 by BeautyCare.com
For Immediate Release

September 2, 1999

Media Contact: Brandi Schuman, Manager, 440-887-1111



MASTERCUTS OPENS SECOND SALON IN CLEVELAND
Salon Features Great Styles at Affordable Prices


Cleveland will now have a second choice for convenient, quality hair services with the opening of the MasterCuts Family Hair Salon in Parmatown Mall. During the grand opening, MasterCuts will offer the following specials September 10-12: $5 haircuts for adults and kids, plus 20 percent off all professional hair care products like Biolage, Joico, Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Regis, Sebastian, and others.

"MasterCuts lives up to its name by giving its customers great styles at a reasonable price. We always stress quality haircutting and quick, friendly service," says Brandi Schuman, MasterCuts manager. "MasterCuts caters to customers that want to get a haircut on the spur of the moment, and still only pay for the services they need."

As a division of the Minneapolis-based Regis Corporation, MasterCuts ensures every stylist is trained to the latest hair fashion through comprehensive education including regular workshops and videos led by the most distinguished hair designers and educators in the industry.

Established in 1922, the Regis Corporation began as a family-owned operation, and today is the world's largest owner and operator of retail product salons with more than 5,000 salons worldwide.

To find nearby MasterCuts locations call 1-800-888-1117, or look to mastercuts.com on the Web.

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The Limited, Inc. Reports August Sales

Posted Thursday, September 2, 1999 - 10:53 by BeautyCare.com


COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Limited, Inc.
(NYSE: LTD; London) reported comparable store sales increased 12% for the four
weeks ended August 28, 1999. The Company reported net sales of $731.6 million
for the four-week period ended August 28, 1999, compared to sales of
$664.4 million for the comparable four-week period ended August 29, 1998.
Sales of $5.104 billion for the thirty weeks ended August 28, 1999
increased 7% from sales of $4.756 billion for the same period last year. The
Company's comparable stores sales increased 11% for the thirty weeks ended
August 28, 1999.
The Limited, Inc., through Express, Lerner New York, Lane Bryant, Limited
Stores, Structure, Galyan's and Henri Bendel, presently operates 3,033
specialty stores. The Company also owns approximately 84% of Intimate Brands,
Inc. (NYSE: IBI), the leading specialty retailer of intimate apparel, beauty
and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works
brands. Victoria's Secret products are available through 868 lingerie and
beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret Catalogue and online at
http://www.VictoriasSecret.com . Bath and Body Works products are available in 1,135
stores.



SOURCE The Limited, Inc.


-0- 09/02/1999


/CONTACT: Tom Katzenmeyer, Vice President, Investor Relations of The


Limited, Inc., 614-415-7076/


Web Site: /http://www.VictoriasSecret.com

http://www.limited.com/


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Group Arnault Announces Senior Management Team

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 1999 - 12:55 by BeautyCare.com

Group Arnault Announces Senior Management Team


                  For Europ@web-Internet Investment Company

LONDON and NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Group Arnault, the private
holding company of French businessman Bernard Arnault, announced today the
appointment of two Managing Directors for the senior management team of
Europ@web, its recently established 500 million Euro Internet investment
company, currently focused on Europe and the United States.
Europ@web takes strategic positions in Internet operating company
investments with attractive growth potential. It makes investments in US and
European Internet companies as well as the European subsidiaries of U.S.
Internet companies, and facilitates their working together where synergies or
other benefits can be achieved.
Andre de Baubigny has been appointed Managing Director for U.S. technology
investments. Mr. de Baubigny was most recently Principal - Lead Internet
Strategist, Corporate Finance with Morgan Stanley in New York. He will
supervise the Internet investment team focused on U.S. opportunities and be
based in the U.S.
Chahram Becharat has been appointed Managing Director for European
technology investments. Mr. Becharat was most recently a Director of the DFS
Group and Sephora Holdings as a Senior Vice President, Selective Distribution,
LVMH Group based in Paris. Mr. Becharat will supervise the Internet
investment team focused on European Internet opportunities, as well as several
startup ventures in Europe for Europ@web. He will be based in Europe.
"The appointment of these two senior executives puts in place the
management structure for Europ@web," Mr. Arnault said. "With this team, we
look forward to investing in and cultivating the development of Internet
companies throughout the United States and Europe, which we intend to pursue
aggressively."
Mr. Becharat (age 32) has been a senior executive involved in investment
and operations within LVMH since 1994. He is a graduate of the Ecole
Polytechnique in Paris and Harvard Graduate School of Business. Prior to
LVMH, Mr. Becharat was with the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Morgan
Stanley based in London. For the last year, Mr. Becharat has been heavily
involved in the Internet investment strategy for LVMH and Group Arnault
including the formation of the Libertysurf venture with the Kingfisher Group.
Mr. de Baubigny (age 35) has been with Morgan Stanley since 1997 as a
Principal and a key member of the team led by Mary Meeker in the Internet
sector. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was Vice-President with the Technology
Group and founder of the Internet corporate finance effort of Robertson
Stevens in San Francisco from 1995-1997. From 1989 to 1993, he was a
securities lawyer with Brown and Wood first in New York then in San Francisco.
Mr. de Baubigny is an Economics and Art History graduate of Trinity College,
obtained a law degree from Boston University and completed an MBA at Stanford
University in 1995.

Group Arnault has emerged as one of the most active Internet and
e-commerce investors in the U.S. and Europe. Its investments already include
portfolio participations in public companies such as @home, Cisco and eBay, as
well as strategic stakes in more than 20 startups and fast growing companies
such as: Datek On-line Holdings, the fourth largest on-line brokerage;
1-800-Flowers, flower and gift website; Planet Rx, which markets
pharmaceutical and health care products over the Internet; Webvan, the premier
grocery website; e-loan, a leading provider of on-line mortgages; Boo.Com, the
global on-line active sports retailer and iCollector, the on-line auctioneer,
among others. Group Arnault also joined forces with leading UK retailer
Kingfisher PLC to launch Libertysurf, the leading Internet access service in
France. LVMH recently announced the introduction of sephora.com, to be
launched in October, which promises to be the pre-eminent prestige beauty
products site on the Internet.
Group Arnault controls LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's
leading luxury products group.



SOURCE Group Arnault


-0- 09/01/1999


/CONTACT: UK, Hugh Morrison, +44-171-831-3113, or Shirley-Anne McAndrew,


+44-171-831-3113, both of Financial Dynamics; or U.S., James Fingeroth of


Kekst & Co., 212-521-4800, all for Group Arnault/





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The Limited, Inc. Completes Sale of Majority Interest in Galyan's Trading Co.

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 1999 - 9:55 by BeautyCare.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Limited, Inc.
(NYSE: LTD; London) announced today that it has completed the sale of its
majority interest in Galyan's Trading Co. to a fund managed by Freeman Spogli
& Co. The transaction also includes the sale of related real estate to CB
Richard Ellis Investors. The Limited will receive total proceeds, including
proceeds from the sale-leaseback transactions, of approximately $190 million.
Under the terms of the sale, Galyan's will be 60% owned by Galyan's
management and the fund managed by Freeman Spogli and 40% owned by The
Limited, Inc. Galyan's, an active lifestyle retailer founded in 1946, now
operates 18 superstores and generated revenues of $220 million in 1998.
Leslie H. Wexner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Limited,
Inc., commented, "This transaction enables The Limited to maximize value for
our shareholders by allowing the Company to focus time, talent and capital on
those brands to which we can add the greatest value. At the same time, it
positions Galyan's to capitalize on future growth opportunities."
Joel Silverman, Galyan's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated:
"Our positive financial performance provides us with great momentum as we
enter into this new partnership, which we believe will allow us to accelerate
our entry into new markets as we continue to grow our business."
Freeman Spogli & Co. is a private investment firm based in Los Angeles and
New York dedicated exclusively to investing together with management in
growing companies.
The Limited, Inc., through Express, Lerner New York, Lane Bryant, Limited
Stores, Structure, Galyan's and Henri Bendel, presently operates 3,033
specialty stores. The Company also owns approximately 84% of Intimate Brands,
Inc. (NYSE: IBI), the leading specialty retailer of intimate apparel, beauty
and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works
brands. Victoria's Secret products are available through 868 lingerie and
beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret Catalogue and online at
www.VictoriasSecret.com . Bath and Body Works products are available in
1,135 stores.

SOURCE The Limited, Inc.
-0- 09/01/1999
/CONTACT: Tom Katzenmeyer, Vice President, Investor Relations of The
Limited, Inc., 614-415-7076/
/Web site: http://www.VictoriasSecret.com
http://www.limited.com/
(LTD)

CO: Limited, Inc.; Galyan's Trading Co.; Freeman Spogli & Co.
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Fuller Brush Joins Quixtar Web Venture as Partner Store

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 1999 - 9:26 by BeautyCare.com
LEICESTER, N.Y., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CPAC, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPAK)
announced today that its Fuller Brush subsidiary is a partner store of
Quixtar, the newly launched e-commerce business featuring a convergence of on-
line shopping, member benefits and business ownership -- all located at one
Web address, http://www.quixtar.com.
Launched across North America today, Quixtar is based in Grand Rapids,
Mich. CPAC, Inc., based in Leicester, NY owns Fuller Brush, which offers the
finest quality brushes and cleaning supplies.
"We think our first year sales via Quixtar will be significant," said
Norbert J. Schneider, President of The Fuller Brush Company. "The Quixtar
agreement is a significant opportunity to generate brand awareness for Fuller
Brush. We are excited to have been allowed to participate in this new,
Web-based business. It is predicted that more than 300 million people will be
using the Internet by the end of 2001. We are quickly expanding our Web
capabilities to capitalize on immediate and future e-commerce opportunities,
and now have twelve new, active Fuller Brands sites for our consumer and
commercial lines (http://www.fullerbrush.com)."
Mr. Schneider further commented, "Our strategy is to introduce selected
high-quality Fuller Brush products to new Quixtar shoppers via a customized
Web site. As a Partner Store, we have a new, high tech channel to help people
easily find Fuller Brush and buy our products. We have been searching for a
way to re-connect with stranded Fuller customers and to blaze a path to reach
new and younger customers. We believe Quixtar is a tremendous growth
opportunity that will not conflict with other existing channels of
distribution. Best of all, Quixtar customers will benefit from the best
possible customer service support from Fuller Brush, because of the
state-of-the-art systems already in place which handle order entry, credit
card processing, and small parcel shipments all electronically."
"Our Partner Stores and the relationship we have with them is an important
element of Quixtar. They give shoppers more options to find the products they
want and need while contributing to the success of Web-based businesses
affiliated with Quixtar," said Ken McDonald, Sr. Vice President/Managing
Director, with responsibilities for Quixtar's operations. "Fuller Brush helps
round out the shopping and business experience Quixtar represents."
The Partner Stores benefit from the large volume of Independent Business
Owners (IBOs), Members and Clients who will have access to their sites through
Quixtar. IBOs will earn bonuses based on the amount of business they help
generate for the Partner Stores, while Members will receive "Q Credits" they
can redeem for merchandise.
Much more than a virtual mall, the Quixtar "Personal Shopping Portal" has
customized the shopping experience for shoppers. The site includes "Quixtar
Exclusives," which combines innovative, high-quality products available no
where else on the Web with interactive features, such as "Ask the Expert" and
"Virtual TableTop." "Hot Buys" has limited-time deals on cool products, "The
Store For More" is a virtual department store with a variety of products, such
as apparel, electronics and home furnishings, and "My Quixtar" allows users to
tailor their home pages to meet their everyday needs.
IBOs are the strategic advantage Quixtar has over other e-commerce
ventures. Their one-to-one marketing provides the human touch other on-line
marketers lack. Quixtar rewards affiliated IBOs through bonuses earned on the
sales volume generated at http://www.quixtar.com as a result of their efforts.
Starting a Quixtar-affiliated business costs only $99.95 (U.S., includes $70
in products) and all the information needed to get started is provided at the
site.
Quixtar Members, meanwhile, pay $19.95 (U.S.) to get products at IBO
prices on individual product purchases. They'll earn "Q Credits" for many of
their purchases, which can be redeemed for a selection of products or
converted into frequent flier miles.
Along with IBOs and Members, Quixtar Clients will have free access to a
wide variety of high-quality products plus information providing solutions to
everyday problems in caring for their health, home and appearance. This
includes advice from health experts, home care specialists and beauty
consultants based on the information shoppers provide.
Celebrating its thirtieth year in business, CPAC, Inc. is a specialty
chemical manufacturer operating in two business segments: Cleaning and
Personal Care, under its brand name The Fuller Brush Company, Stanley Home
Products, Franklin, and Masury-Columbia; and Imaging, with its trademarks
Trebla and Allied Diagnostic chemicals. CPAC, Inc. shares are traded over the
Nasdaq National Market System under the ticker symbol, 'CPAK.'
Quixtar, Inc. is owned by the DeVos and Van Andel families, who own and
operate numerous successful ventures around the world, including direct
selling giant Amway Corp. in Ada, Mich. Quixtar will contract many services
from this sister company and the actual site, http://www.quixtar.com, will
feature many of the high quality brands made famous by Amway.
Except for the historical matters contained herein, statements in this
press release are forward looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbor
provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are
cautioned that forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties
which may affect CPAC's business and prospects, including economic,
competitive, governmental technological and other factors discussed in CPAC's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE CPAC, Inc.
-0- 09/01/1999
/CONTACT: Wendy F. Clay, VP, Administration of CPAC, Inc., 716-382-2339;
Kate T. Kreger, Corporate Communications of CPAC, Inc., 716-382-2330; or
Candice Fleszar-Smith of Quixtar, Inc., 616-787-6882/
/Web site: http://www.cpac-fuller.com/
(CPAK)

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Intimate Brands Reports Comparable Store Sales Increase of 17 Percent for August

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 1999 - 9:25 by BeautyCare.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate Brands, Inc. (NYSE: IBI)
reported net sales for the four-week period ended August 28, 1999, of
$274.4 million, a 17.4% increase from $233.6 million for the comparable four-
week period ended August 29, 1998. Sales of $2.169 billion for the thirty
weeks ended August 28, 1999, increased 15.4% from sales of $1.879 billion for
the same period last year.
The Company's comparable store sales increased 17% for the four weeks
ended August 28, 1999, and 13% for the year-to-date period.
Intimate Brands, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of intimate
apparel, beauty and personal care products through the Victoria's Secret and
Bath & Body Works brands. As of August 28, 1999, Victoria's Secret products
are available through 868 lingerie and beauty stores, the Victoria's Secret
Catalogue and online at www.VictoriasSecret.com . Bath & Body Works products
are available in 1,135 stores.

SOURCE Intimate Brands, Inc.
-0- 09/01/1999
/CONTACT: Debbie J. Mitchell of Intimate Brands, Inc., 614-415-7546/
/Web site: http://www.VictoriasSecret.com
http://www.intimatebrands.com/
(IBI)

CO: Intimate Brands, Inc.
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